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Chemo Update 5/6

May 06, 2012 11:33PM
The Chest Tube was removed at noon today! Bill didn't even flintch when it was pulled. He is feeling so much better that his IV Dilaudid pain meds were stopped and he has been doing well this afternoon with just Tylenol.

He has been weaned off his oxygen but seems to have a little cold that is causing him to cough. His lungs are still recovering from a pleural effusion but he is walking around the halls at a normal pace. We even sat outside for a few minutes of fresh air this evening.

Getting his diet regulated is now the biggest task ahead and will realistically take months to a year to accomplish. He is drinking plenty of clear fluids and having a few Boost shakes at this point. We look forward to meeting the dietary/nutrition team tomorrow.

His discharge is within our sights which feels amazing! God has been so good smiling smiley Thank you for your prayers and support!

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Chemo Update 5/6 fsustage May 06, 2012 11:33PM
What fantastic news! scalp 'em May 07, 2012 03:52AM
Thanks guys chemosabe May 07, 2012 07:53AM
You are a testimony to the human spirit. Really happy for you.. Nole Man May 08, 2012 10:37AM
Great news! That Guinness is getting closer....Hang In there.* sandlander May 07, 2012 09:40AM
If I wanted to visit Chemo, what would be the best way to do it? MrOsceola May 07, 2012 10:03AM
You have PM* chemosabe May 07, 2012 10:52AM
Awesome news!* TexasNole May 07, 2012 11:31AM
Really glad to hear* Daddy-O May 07, 2012 12:45PM
Hang in there, Chemo!* portia May 07, 2012 01:26PM
5/7 update fsustage May 07, 2012 09:06PM
This is wonderful news! thanks for keeping us current* portia May 08, 2012 09:19AM
From Facebook this morning. He is going home.* fsustage May 08, 2012 06:57AM
That's just awesome.... anm May 08, 2012 02:23PM
Thanks for the updates! brewmeone May 08, 2012 04:10PM
Another from facebook. fsustage May 08, 2012 04:28PM
Outstanding! My guess is that even though he's still recovering, "home" never felt better. * Nolehoops May 08, 2012 07:35PM
So relieved! Thank you, Lord. We give you ALL the glory for Bill's recovery so far.* savagesam May 10, 2012 09:02AM
I don't venture to this section of ST much anymore... jorgenole May 27, 2012 11:45PM

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