Friday, June 20, 2014

Stepping Forward Again

DeBary, Fl.

72 deg. clear, no wind.
Forecast = Partly cloudy with isolated storms. Highs around 93°F. Heat index around 102°F. Northwest wind 1 to 9 MPH. Chance of precipitation near 20%.

Linda's appetite was slowly returning and she was eating some but was still very weak. In fact she was so weak that Jim and Linda called Laura and Lindsey to come over to help get her to her scheduled Chemo  Dr's appointment yesterday. The appointment was to have the normal blood test, but when she told them about being sick and hadn't been eating or drinking much, they checked her out and determined that she was severely dehydrated, so they gave her a saline transfusion.

You see, the chemo treatments also dehydrate and that, along with being sick, really took it's toll on Linda.

 Anyway, they took her back to the chemo treatment room and gave her the saline transfusion. While this was happening, Laura and Lindsey went back home and Jim came back here to the house after stopping to Big RED a drink of #2 diesel and stopping at Harbor Freight to pick up a bottle jack to keep in the travel trailer in case it should get a flat tire.

About 12:00 Linda called Jim and told him that she was finished with the transfusion and that she was ready to come back home. Jim called Laura and Lindsey and they headed over to the chemo place also.

When they returned here to the house, I couldn't believe how much better Linda was feeling and how much more energy she had!!!! When she left, she had a lot of trouble going down the steps, but when she returned, she came back up them with just a little support from Lindsey!!!! Then, after she was settled in her chair, she asked Laura if she would make her a peanut butter and jelly sandwich?

She then proceeded to  eat the whole sandwich!!!!

By yesterday evening, she was still feeling well, so Jim headed over to Steak & Shake and brought back a couple "Steakburgers" for dinner. Linda ate about 1/2 of hers and said that she felt over-full, but that's normal after not eating much for a long time.

No real plans for today. Hopefully Linda will still be feeling good when she wakes up.

Did you know that  when you take a step, you are using up to 200 muscles?


1 comment:

  1. Good to hear that Linda got what she needed to get some strength back!