Every day at some point Ron says to me,"You are incredible."
He thanks his Mum and Dad for being here and helping and Ron still "takes care of us".
This morning he told his Mum to go back to bed and be with Dad. He had a hard time falling asleep at 5am, so Florrie and I held his hands and massaged his legs and heated up his warming blanket for his back pain. He eventually got to sleep at about 6:30am. At one point he said, "This is my damn house, Why can't I fall asleep??"
He is handling his situation with amazing courage and grace.
As you know. ..He is Our Incredible Ron.
He is sleeping more and using the oxygen (aka "the thing") more. His right lung has been impacted by the cancer and his left lung had the blood clot a few weeks ago. Today I told him some good news. He doesn't need the blood thinner injections anymore! So we deleted one medicine but added a new one for his "nerves". The opiates -pain meds -are building up in his system and can cause agitation and confusion.
We keep him calm by listening to the music channel on the tv. Today is "Smooth Jazz".
When I turned it on, Dave Koz was playing, "Anything's Possible". That made me smile.
Thank you everyone for the little and BIG things you are doing for us these days.
Today we received a gift basket with begonias, chocolate, and steak and kidney pie! I'm pretty sure the chocolate is for me since everyone knows how I feel about the pie.
Ron will LOVE it though!!!
One last thing. I now understand the need for Kleenex. (See earlier blog entry.) I have been converted. I used to think toilet paper was enough. But now I see, it's only in the bathroom...and sometimes I cry in the laundry room, or the kitchen- so having a box of Kleenex in each room is gosh darn handy! Then again, it's a real drag when those tissues end up IN the washing machine and dryer....