Sunday, March 29, 2009

I finally got the info on how to send you our love and prayers - Ernie, get well soon. I am finally finished with my chemo - it is a journey - and we will all be there with you. Aunt Evelyn

Friday, March 27, 2009

Chemo Starts Tuesday

The doctor will start injecting toxic drugs in an effort to harass the cancer still left in my body. Hopefully this will get rid of it.

Otherwise, I'm feeling stronger and my garden is looking better than ever.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Visit Saturday 3/21

Ernie has been doing loads of spring trimming and cleaning around his house. Ernie showed Tony and me the horticulture work he has been doing around the house the past few weeks. Beth had been spending time at with her Mom and Dad and left for home in Iowa. Ernie is healing from the colostomy and from the partial liver resection. Soon Ernie will have a port installed for a regular regiment of chemotherapy. After Chemo is complete, status will be evaluated and further action if needed.

Please continue to keep Ernie in your thoughts and prayers. Ernie, come by anytime and if all the spring yard work is completed to help our home become as nice as yours.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Lovely Afternoon At Home

I was released from hospital custody at noon. After some necessary organizing of my health paraphernalia I read outside on the patio for a couple of hours. The birds were singing and someone was barbecuing while I napped.

I'll have numerous doctors visits in the next few weeks to make sure everything is healing correctly. Then I start chemotherapy in three weeks.

Thanks again for all the prayers.


Thursday, March 5, 2009

Ernie - Thursday Update

I visited Ernie today and he looks good.
He is a very positive person and continues to look at the bright side when given bad news.
Today is one of those days. They discovered in the tissue they removed from Ernie's liver, had cancer all the way to the edge of what they removed. What this means is there is a chance they didn't remove all of the cancer. They will continue on with chemo and the planned therapy and they will test him after that. Ernie says he feels good and is ready to move on.

Like I said Ernie told the doctor that they never saw the cancer in the test, but only when they did the surgery on the colon did they discover the cancer. He said thank you to the doctor for noticing it, as it could have easily been unnoticed.

Ernie did say he is ready to go camping as he is retired and ready to do that type of stuff.

Ernie will be in the hospital until Saturday most likely. He is recovering very nicely and enjoyed our visit. Please keep both Ernie and Cindy, and family in your prayers.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Ernie Update

Mom called and gave me an update on Ernie. He seems to be in good spirits today. He is really glad to have his colostomy out. He was up and about once while they were visiting. The doctors seem satisfied with the surgery. They feel like they removed all of the cancer.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

OUT of surgery!

Ernie is out of surgery! I just spoke with Cindy and they said that both surgeries went well. They think they removed everything they needed to. He will be groggy the rest of today. He is in
Rm 212 if anyone wants to call and send warm wishes in the next few days. She was not sure how long he will be in the hospital...probably three or four days.