A Good Check-up
Yesterday we had the two-week check-up with Dr. Markert, the neurosurgeon at UAB. He sees improvement and all of Gorman’s lab work looks good so there was no mention of surgery, thank you Jesus. They do want to add another week of antibiotics for a total of seven weeks, because the first week Gorman wasn’t getting anywhere near a full dose. Looks like this little pump is our new best friend and will be with us for a while but we are grateful for it. It’s something of a pain but I’ve learned how to flush the line and change the antibiotics every 24 hours and when I disconnect the empty old bag, we are so happy he’s finished another round of antibiotics.
We asked Dr. Markert when Gorman could start back on Avastin and he said he would talk with the neurologists about that and get back with us. I’m betting that in a week or so, we’ll not have heard anything and I’ll be calling up there trying to get a decision on that. I know they are so busy and I know Gorman is not their only patient but he’s my only husband and I wish everybody felt the same sense of urgency that I do. Of course we’re fighting this infection but we’re also fighting cancer.
On the sleeping situation, someone suggested he try sleeping in a recliner, which we do not have but we have tried to simulate one by propping him up with lots of pillows, plus a pillow under his knees and it’s working. He’s such a good patient and just rolls with the punches and manages to adjust to whatever comes along. I’m so proud of him.