Jayme had a pretty good start to the week. Not perfect by any means, but far better than the previous seven weeks. He is still in Rm 407 at Menorah, but we hope he is able to come home by Wednesday, and at the latest, Thursday. There are still a few issues to resolve physically, but making progress daily. It also helped that the nephrologist (kidney doc) suggested he get his butt out of bed and move! Jayme took notice.
He walked quite a bit today with the physical therapist and I took him outside in a wheelchair to enjoy such great weather. The change of scenery did wonders for him. And thankfully his confusion is about gone. I would rate him at 85 %. We actually had several conversations today and he even initiated a few of them.
I truly admire Jayme for what he has endured these past several weeks and how he has battled this nasty cancer. Since January 26th, no matter how bad he felt, he got up, got dressed, walked downstairs, got in the car and went to the KC Cancer Center. Then on the final day of treatment, he ends up in the hospital and in ICU that night. In hindsight, he was much sicker than I realized, but was determined to get through the chemo and radiation in a timely manner. And he did.
Not until today did it hit him that he was really done with all the treatments. It was fun for me to experience that feeling with him, just total relief that he won't have to endure the effects of chemo and radiation again. We know surgery won't be a piece of cake, but I can't imagine how it could be worse!
Please pray for our niece, Amanda. She is having her colon surgery tomorrow at the Cleveland Clinic. We all wish well and know this will better her life forever.