Saturday, March 29, 2008

Spring's a Bloomin'!

Since I've been here with dad, we've had two really good days. The day I wrote about sunny days and today. The report from the CT Scan came back this morning, and it all looks good, at least as good as it can be. The tumors are not growing and the C-Diff is gone. Dad is certainly celebrating and for good reason. I think all of us were thinking that scan might show something else going on, my dad especially, but it didn't. So, they're keeping him until Wednesday to build up his strength and energy. They've been giving him nutrients and fat via IV. Just looking at him, you can tell a difference. His color is returning, and his eyes are less puffy. All things considered, it's a great day.

I can see now why everything blooms in Spring. For those of you up north, you might not even see Spring coming, but in Augusta, GA, it's already here. When people are sick, cancer sick, the winter is their worst enemy. It's cold and they're all couped up inside where army's of germs linger waiting to attack. And when you're immune system is so fragile from chemo and cancer, it's a difficult battle to fight. With Spring comes warmth, beauty and hope. It's been a rough winter for my dad, but I'm hoping that the change in weather will help him build back up his strength and muscle tone to prepare for the next battle.

I'll write again later.

3 comments:

Daddy and Mommy said...

That is great news! Let the sun keep shining inside and out! We are thinking of you. Love, Jan

Katy said...

I'm glad to hear good news!! Enjoy the spring. The weather here is nice too! Miss you!

Clare said...

I'm so glad things are looking up for you. We miss you but I will keep on cheering day and night.