Hospital stay

Sorry, it has been so long since I updated so many things to write about and so little time. Joel and I spent Tuesday to Thursday at the hospital for a scheduled chemo. We always bring the whole family up to drop Joel and I off for a hospital stay. We are a one car family so Dave needs the vehicle while we are at the hospital.

The weather was bad and it took us over an hour longer than it usually takes us to get there. We discovered Hannah has a slight case of road rage. She kept telling the trucks to get out of the way and for her Daddy to get moving.

We had hoped that Joel could have his port accessed and blood work done and then leave and do a few errands before he was admitted. However, after many delays he was finally seen, they always ask us if there are any new concerns. Well, in the last week or so Joel has been searching for words more often then usual and becoming easily frustrated with things more than usual.

I thought they would simply make a note of it, however, they decided they wanted to do a CT scan before beginning chemo. They were back and forth about if they would do an MRI or CT scan so we waited and waited. Finally, they said they would do one first thing in the morning so Joel would have to fast. By this time it was too late in the day to take the kids out for errands, so we just went up to Joel’s room.

Joel had to wait until 10:30 for his CT scan and they decided not to sedate him so the poor guy could have had breakfast after all. He made up for it, eating a tonne of food the rest of the day. He passed the time painting, doing crafts and watching movies. Surprisingly enough this stay went by pretty quickly.

Something wonderful happened while we were at the hospital. Back in April Joel had a roommate in the hospital a sweet little guy named Olivier. Olivier came to the hospital on January 2nd and on December 15th Olivier finally went home at least 10 surgeries later. He still has a long road of recovery ahead of him and remains in our prayers but he is FINALLY at home sleeping in his own bed. Way to go Olivier!

Another thing to celebrate is we now have 5 chemo admits under our belt and only 4 more to go!!

So, that is a quick update on our hospital stay I have other things to update you all on but I’ll have to leave that for another day. I feel like a broken record, but, once again thanks for all your prayers. Oh, and for those who prayed for the ‘good’ side of the room for us, we got it :D!!!

How could I have forgot to mention Joel’s CT scan…. ALL GOOD no signs of tumor recurrence, no bleeding and no swelling!!!

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