Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Pat will be going to the Hope Village on Wednesday in time for Thanksgiving. She is so excited and happy. She is doing great and all her numbers are where they are suppose to be. So the doctor is letting her get out of the hospital. However the doctor had told her he would let her know today and then was not able to come and see her until 6pm by which time she had worked her self into a big fury. When the doctor got there she did not give him a chance to even talk before she was asking when she can get out. He examed her and then finally told her she could get out on Wednesday. Which is good because I thought my mom was going to take him on and my money would have been on her to win.
Any way she is getting out and we are so excited.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
P.S. if you make food and she can not eat it, we can.
Friday, November 20, 2009
GENERAL FOOD RULES:
- wash hands and all surfaces (including cutting boards) with bleach solutions (see 2)
- wash can foods and drinks with bleach solutions (1 part bleach to 9 part water)
- Allow dishes ect to air dry do not towel dry. Best to hand wash not dishwasher.
- DO NOT use the microwave to cook any of her food.
- Wash all food with 1 teaspoon bleach to gallon of water solution (fruits and vegs)
Once the food is cook she has to eat it within an hour or she can not eat it. Once eaten she can eat the left overs the next day then it has to be throw away (if cleaned up and put away within an hour.) Frozen food has to been eaten within a week (cook at home then Frozen). Frozen food from grocery stores is okay. Frozen foods have to be cooked in the oven or stove top, can not be cooked in Microwave. She is allowed only five kinds of Fruit which are: apples, oranges, bananas, watermelon, and honeydew. No other fruit.
We are asking for extra cook books that were giving to us to hand out to those of you that may be interested. If you have questions or concerns please let me know I will do my best to answer.
Please take care and thank you
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
She is feeling better and able to talk more and stay awake longer. With the first hurdle not so much jumped over but knocked down and crawled over we still have many more to go. But one down is better than none.
She still needs blood and platelets so if you have the time please donate, you can donate directly to my mom at City of Hope only. However all hospitals need blood so please donate any where.
Much love. Take care.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
We are waiting for her T-cells to starting producing and that should be sometime in the coming week. As we wait for the cells to start to grow we also are concerned for the host vs graft issues, she is having some problems with her kidney function, so has not been able to receive as much of the anti-rejection medication as the doctor would like. It has been a weird balancing game of give her the medication having her kidneys react, then flushing her kidneys out then having them come back, and then getting the medication again.