Sunday, February 24, 2008

Time Keeps MOVIN ON!!!!

First an UPDATE on the Transplant..........


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Scott's Bone Marrow Transplant was done on Monday, Feb 11....it will be 2 weeks ago tomorrow. So far, the transplant seems to have been successful. He has had lots of complications and lots of "bumps in the road" from all the meds he is taking but he is taking it one "bump" at a time. Scott is a real "trooper"....I think he will like that name since he worked for the Nebraska Safety Patrol for many years and is still a "trooper" at heart. And, let's don't forget Ann. All I can say about Ann is she is Scott's "Guardian Angel". She is taking care of Scott like a PRO and he is so lucky to have her. Scott is very upbeat and is looking forward to the day when he can move to his "temporary" home away from the hospital. He will have to stay in Omaha for a few more weeks to remain close to the hospital. We are PRAYING he will be home in Lincoln real soon and be cancer FREE!!!.


Here is a picture of Scott with his Hair Hat that I brought him from Texas. He calls it his "lucky hair hat". This was taken the day of the transplant. (Feb 11Th,2008)



He has what he calls a "Garden Hose" installed, that enters under the skin on his right chest and a tube that runs beneath the skin up directly into the Jugular vein. This is called a Hickman Port and is a double port line for administering all the medications, chemo, etc. He also still has the PICC line in his right arm.

Scott has quite a journey still ahead, but he has came a long way. We are very proud of the progress he has made. We all certainly appreciate all your thoughts and prayers. Special thanks to those that have posted notes to him on his CaringBridge web site. Please keep it up, its what is helping him pull through this!!!!

Here is that web site again: http://www.caringbridge.org/cb/viewHome.do





We are enjoying a few day of "catching up" around our little place here in the desert. Next week we begin our "barrage" of annual medical checkups. Tomorrow we are headed to Phoenix to see the Dermatologist and my prostate cancer specialist. We also have a dozen other errands to run while in the BIG city!!! Don't like to go into all that traffic and congestion unless necessary.



Its been a WET spring here in this part of Arizona this year. The desert is already starting to get real GREEN!!! That's kind of unusual here, but does happen every few years...

Things will be blooming all over the place in a few weeks. A beautiful site!!!



That's about it for this week. Our good friends Jack and Danielle Mayer left us yesterday, headed to their hosting position in Moab, Utah. Gona miss them!!! Take care you guys and enjoy Moab.



Thanks for stopping by this week everybody,,, and stay in touch.....
See ya next SUNDAY.



Its a GREAT DAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Mike
Congress, AZ (North Ranch)

See where we are: Mike & Pats Location in the Desert

PS. We're not really parked on the Highway!!!!! (about 100' from it)

1 comment:

Froggi Donna said...

So glad to hear the Scott is doing so well!! I'm in CA, boondocking just west of Yuma. Allergies...UGH!