Saturday, January 14, 2012

New Blood

Trav went in for his infusion yesterday
and got a few bags of
new, healthy blood.

It is absolutely amazing to watch
his color brighten
as the blood drips into his veins.

I know, that sounds pretty gross,
but really, it's so amazing to
see his color look
healthy again.

I like new blood.
Trav does too.
He says he feels like he has
a little more energy.

That being said he still doesn't have enough.
He tires very easily right now
and his appetite isn't 100% just yet.
His rib pain is still there, but
it's not nearly as acute as it was before.
Hopefully Tuesday the pain specialist
will be able to straighten him out
so he can get some sleep at night.

We both feel like if he starts to sleep,
he will feel about a million times better.

Thank you all so much for your concern,
texts, e-mails, phone calls, delicious dinners,
and mostly your prayers.

We feel really very blessed and lucky
to have such great friends.

I am really hoping he will get some energy back
this week and be able to go back to work.
It's good for him to be there with his work friends,
and be busy.
And routine would feel so nice
compared to this awful week of
watching t.v. and trying to find a little normalcy.

Mostly we are ready to know exactly what the next
year of our life will look like
and ready to ask the new Dr. all the questions brewing
in our minds.

We have no idea what the timeline is like
for IL-2. No idea how he will feel when he is
there getting treatment, how he will feel afterwards.
How much it all costs, how often it is administered...
you get the drift, right?

Anyhow, just wanted to let everyone know
that Trav is doing better today then before,
and we both feel like he will continue to improve.
Thanks again to all for everything!

I will update again Tuesday when we come up
with a plan to battle this pain.

1 comment:

Eileen said...

Thank you for your "cute you" updates. They are very helpful.

You are still loved.