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Wednesday, October 10, 2007


Okay, here is the deal, as of noonish on October 10 - David is still in the hospital, but OUR doctor is back now, thank GOD!! With him back in charge, we feel much much better, and feel a lot more optimistic about everything. He visited with David for almost an hour yesterday afternoon. I wasn't there because my wonderful daughter flew in from Chicago yesterday morning and spirited me away to a spa where I had the most wonderful massage ever! It was so nice, relaxing, and while it didn't take my mind off of things, it certainly went a long way in making me feel better. Then she and I ate quiche at the restaurant downstairs from the spa. Heaven!
So, Dr. Graham ordered another CT scan, which he had this morning. He is also getting an infection specialist in (I DO hope he is in our insurance network!!!) to review all of the films and try to figure out what is going on. Dr. G. does NOT believe that the cancer is causing this, contrary to what that idiot doctor told us the other day. In fact, David told him what the guy had said and he just shook his head. I hope Dr. Q gets jacked up for how he treated someone else's patient! Anyway, he also ordered strong steroid to be injected straight into David's chemport, to try to get some immediate improvement. The bad thing is that no chemo can be done while he is still running this fever. Hopefully, things won't go too crazy while he is healing from the pneumonia/infection. Last night David sweated quite a bit, so maybe it is doing what it is supposed to do. Erica and I came home for a couple of hours to take care of kitties, feed doggies, and to just unwind a bit. She leaves very early tomorrow morning, to get back to finish out this DaDa show. I am glad she came home, I really and truly needed her. And then next week, she and Fuzzy and their friends will be back here. We are hoping that David is doing fine by that time. That being said, we have NO idea when we are going to get to come home. I certainly hope tomorrow, but if Dr. G. thinks he needs to stay a little while longer, well that's why we're paying him the big bucks!
So that's it. Thanks for all of the prayers and calls and visits. It is nice to know that so many people really do care! I will keep you updated when I am near a computer again!


  • At Wednesday, October 10, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said…


    Phillip called Mike yesterday to let us know what is going on with you both. Praise God David is so positive. We think of our wonderful vacation last summer when we all got together that one night - those few hours are treasured, but was not nearly enough time!

    I evidently had the wrong email address because about two months or so all my messages began coming back as undeliverable, but Phillip gave the correct address when he called, so I will try to send email right now. Which is better to communicate with you - email or Blog Comments?

    Mike and I send our love, prayers, and positive thoughts. Please let David know we believe as he does and are looking forward toward to seeing him the next time we are in Vicksburg!

    Praying for love, rest and peace for you both,

    Rebecca and Mike Jacobs

    p.s. I have a new email address and I am not sure if you have it and don't want to send you an email and get reported as spam. My email address starts with CARE4, so I will write more via that address.

  • At Wednesday, October 10, 2007, Anonymous Dan Telfer said…

    Hooray for optimism! Thanks for the update.

  • At Thursday, October 11, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Glad to hear your regular doctor is back! Y'all are in my prayers. Jill Ashley

  • At Thursday, October 11, 2007, Anonymous Katie's Ma said…

    Whew, what a relief to hear some good news. We've been so worried about you and David. Just know that you've been in our prayers and will remain there. Give David a big smooch for me!

  • At Thursday, October 11, 2007, Blogger Mom. said…

    glad to hear that David is doing better. Prayer and good thoughts go a long way.


  • At Thursday, October 11, 2007, Blogger Marian said…

    You both are on our minds and in our prayers...hurry home soon...we miss you...Marian/Bob


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