I called mom last night to get my daily report on dad. She said he was extremely weak all day. He had even fallen several times. One time he hit his head pretty hard. Mom was home alone and couldn’t get him up, she had to call for help. That night, Mark and Angie came by the house to discuss taking dad to the hospital.
Dad finished his first round of Temodar Saturday. So far the side effects have been mild. Dad feels tired most of the time. He’s not sleeping well at night but we’re making some arrangements to help him out.
Every Wednesday Wasatch Academy has an assembly called “Chapel” where the entire student body and faculty meet just before lunch. The theme of Chapel is usually of a religious nature. On the 19th, Wasatch asked Dad to speak at Chapel.
I am back in Salt Lake now, but my mother has informed me that dad started his treatment yesterday. The tremodar doesn’t sound like a particularly large pill like I first imagined. Dad feels tired constantly but we’re not sure if that’s directly related to the chemo. Another side effect seems to be an increase - Read More -
Dear friends and family, Dad is at home and stable. He looks good and seems to be moving around easier. Home Health set Dad up yesterday and there is a physical therapist here today. With the help of Home Health, we’ve finally made some arrangements to make nights easier. Dad gets up frequently during the - Read More -
Scott, Janet, Ron and I (McKay) took Dad to Wasatch to discuss disability options with Paul and Joe who were extremely helpful and eager to do everything in Dad’s best interest. The brothers make a pretty good team for negotiating insurance policies, disability, social security and life insurance. We’re glad they’re around to help us - Read More -
Dear friends and family, We just met with the specialists and heard pretty much what we expected to hear. Radiation is not an option but there is a form of chemotherapy that will likely be responsive. It is called temador. It is taken orally and generally has mild side effects. Dad will take it every - Read More -
Dear friends and family, We had hoped to see the oncologist today but the soonest we were able to schedule an appointment was for tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon at 2pm. After which we will meet with Dr. Blair who handled Dad’s radiation treatments four years ago. We are a little disappointed to have to wait another - Read More -