Sunday, 10 August 2008

Day +3

Hello! Everything seems to be going as expected. Eric is very tired (actually we are both napping alot). Yesterday wasn't a great day. He woke up with a headache that just wouldn't go away. Finally after a second dose of morphine and a good sleep, the headache and nausea subsided enough to have a bowl of soup and watch some of the Olympics.

Today the headache is gone and the nausea is a back under control. He had his first dose of methotrexate yesterday and will have another tomorrow.

Still outpatient and that has been really nice. Much nicer to be in your own bed and have the right snacks close by. The morning in the outpatient area is just long enough to get some fluid (staying ahead of any potential hydration issues), blood tests and review Eric's current status and identify anything that will help him feel better.

The hardest days are yet to come - but we are going in the right direction, so we'll keep putting one foot in front of the other.

This can be a very lonely and scary journey. Thanks to all of you who have left comments of support and been in touch. It really means alot to both Eric and myself.



Veronica said...

Great to hear (and see!) how well Eric is doing. No wonder you're both's just as much an emotional journey as a physical one.

Remember to take good care of yourself, too, Kathy......hugs to you both.......Vx

Shelley Jean Photography said...

Wow, Eric you look great! If I didn't know any better, I would say you were healthier than a lot of people I see!

Keep up your strength, and I'll talk to you soon. :)

Love Shel