Friday, November 27, 2009

One Quick Hospital Visit

Jayme wanted to add a little excitement to Thanksgiving and landed in Menorah for the night. It appears he had a small bowel obstruction, experiencing severe abdominal pain, so we headed for the ER. They admitted him last night with the thought he would be there over the weekend. However, our friend and oncologist, Dr Myron, came in this morning and said the obstruction had resolved itself and he will be discharged to home today.

I know Jayme just gave a brief update, but here is my version. His recovery is moving along, though very slowly. Eating is still a big issue and takes up much of his day. He tries to eat 5-6 small meals a day, at all hours, sometimes at 2:00 in the morning! Following a meal, he needs to sit up for at least an hour and experiences some pain, nothing that his medication can't handle. We are grateful for percocet daily! He has lost a total of 60# since his diagnosis last January, but seems to be holding steady these last few months.

He tries to get to the office daily for a few hours, but his stamina is still low. He is able to work remotely from home for several hours at a time. Still not up to attending any KU football or basketball games, but, we have been out to dinner a few times with friends and family (he is a cheap dinner date!) and attended a couple plays.

So, all in all, life is good. He is cancer free and continues to be monitored by the Cancer Center every few months. We can truly count our blessings this time of year, and include our unbelievable family and freinds in those blessings!

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.

Love to all,



  1. Guys - So glad that the issue resolved itself. Sounds like he was not quite ready for Thanksgiving dinner! May the remainder of your holidays be emergency-free! And very blessed! Love, Jan

  2. I just heard that Westside is having another reunion next August in Omaha. THe highlight of the last three reunions have been playing golf with you Jayme. I don't know if you will be up for it next August but I have my fingers crossed that you will at least be there if we can't play golf. My fingers are double crossed you can swing a club.