Thursday, April 12, 2007

Methodist Hospital

This is our 4th day here and tomorrow is the last day for Troy to receive chemo. I'm not sure if it's good luck or bad luck to end your chemo on Friday the 13th but, since we aren't superstituous, I guess it doesn't matter. Just a coincidence.

Troy is feeling tired and nauseous today and he just looks like he doesn’t feel good. Still, all in all, we are pleased that this round of chemo hasn’t been harder on him. Hopefully next week he will be able to rest and recuperate.

Our friends from our Small Group came to visit and pray with us tonight. We are so fortunate to have friends like Greg and Jean and Hollis and Dara. I can never express with words how much their prayers and support have meant to us. During this experience we have really come to realize just how blessed we are to have the support of so many wonderful friends and family.

We are also blessed with this wonderful hospital. As I mentioned earlier, we are in the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy Bone Marrow Transplantation. This section of the hospital is really specialized since bone marrow transplant patients are treated here. There are special air filters and everyone who visits this wing must enter double doors and wash their hands before entering the wing. Food trays must be passed in and out through a double door system into the room. No live plants or flowers are allowed either. Haven’t figured that one out, but there must be a reason.

The staff is wonderful and Troy has received the best care. The nurses and the PCAs all remember us from our last visit and they have been so nice to us. Troy is even planning to do some carpentry work for one of the PCAs. The lady who cleans the room made this cute little towel holder for our bathroom sink:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hello Deana and Troy. Glad you are out of the hospital and back in your own bed with a little dog.

Your pals, Larry & Mary