Dear Praying Friends and Family,
It's early morning on Feb. 25th...I'm sitting in Dan's room at (UC) West Chester Hospital keeping him company till he gets picked up by ambulance to be taken to The Barrett Center for radiation. The place he normally receives radiation is right across the parking lot but bc of Medicare regulations, with him being admitted to the hospital, he cannot receive radiation at a "satellite location" so they have to send him all the way downtown. Yeah.....another reason why we don't want government running our "health care"!!
Anyway....,the last couple of weeks have been pretty hard on Dan. He has had multiple issues overlapping with many drugs which all can have multiple side effects. The bottom line is that his nausea and weight loss were increasing while his eating/drinking and mobility were decreasing and the doc felt he needed to be in the hospital to try to "reset his system" and get the nausea under control and the pain meds working effectively.
Understandably, Dan is not particularly happy about being here, but Dr. Crane and I both agree that he needs to be. We are hoping things can be righted in 3 or 4 days but time will tell. Meanwhile Cocoa and I will hold down the fort at home.
My sister, Sue, and her husband, John, are stopping in later today on their way to Florida. John always gets us laughing and since "laughter is the best medicine", we anticipate his shortening Dan's stay here by a day or so......(no pressure, John).
Thank you for continuing to support us with prayer and encouragement as we go day by day on this journey. We are so grateful for each of you! Jodee (and Dan)