Saturday, January 21, 2012

BETTER DAYS ARE AHEAD

Hi everyone,

I have a few new updates on Luis and how everything is going with this new treatment.

Yesterday was his usual exam, and chemo followed shortly after. His blood work came back good, and he also gained 8 lbs- (must be those weight gainers I've been making for him.)

This new treatment seems to be a walk in the park compared to the previous one (hooray for that!)

Even with last weeks chemo, he bounced back incredibly well. The next day, we were at the junk yard getting a part for our car.

Let me be the first to say, it's not an easy task to take parts off of junked cars. I'm glad I was with him for the experience of the physical labor. We must've been
working on that adjustment link for an hour. We finally got it off.      

"God is working! And we can finally see some of his work. That's staying in Faith." ;o)

Since the last nerve block procedure, Luis's lower back/rectum pain has lessened. We've been having many opportunities to cut down on his morphine doses here and there. Not every day is the same though. Some days are better than others. And some are even great, going several hours without any morphine.

I encouraging him to take his pain meds as needed- and constantly remind him how great his doing on his own- without pain meds. Things are going great for us.

We've also been using our own methods to help minimize his pain. Such as, taking baths, and laying in there for 30 minutes. Warming up kitchen towels to put on his lower back. I also make him this tea right after his meals that supports healthy digestion.

It's a great feeling to finally see him with less pain- and now with even lesser pain. What a blessing that is.

Until next time.........have a great night!