Thursday, July 19, 2007

Home From The Hospital

We finally made it home today at about 4:00 pm. Troy is feeling OK, he's a little nauseous and tired, he didn't sleep too well last night. He has a PICC line with a continuous infusion of 5FU (a type of chemotherapy). The long white tube in the picture is the tube of 5FU.

He has to be really careful not to get the site of the PICC line infected and it has to be flushed out every day. He also has to try to stay healthy and avoid people who are sick. Everyone who is around him is supposed to wash their hands and he has to follow a "bacteria free diet" which means no salad, fresh fruits or vegetables, unless they have a thick skin and can be peeled.

We had a wonderful nurse today. Her name is Pat and she has worked at Methodist Hospital for 36 years! She's a great lady and spent quite a bit of time with us helping us learn to take care of Troy's PICC line and visiting with us. Once again, I can't say enough about how great Methodist Hospital has been thoughout Troy's treatment. They really have quality people working there.

Just as we were ready to leave the hospital this afternoon four men from the Harbor Light Choir came to our room to sing for us. They sing at the hospital every Thursday. What a treat! They sang You Are My Sunshine and This Little Light of Mine. Then they prayed with us. It was just one of those wonderful moments that can really make a difference when things seem so tough.

We're glad to be home and hopefully Troy can get a good nights sleep tonight.

Cancer is so limited...
It cannot cripple love,
It cannot shatter hope,
It cannot corrode faith,
It cannot eat away peace,
It cannot destroy confidence,
It cannot kill friendship,
It cannot shut out memories,
It cannot silence courage,
It cannot invade the soul,
It cannot reduce eternal life,
It cannot quench the Spirit.

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