Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Meet with Docs and mega power meals

Good news.

His daughter took Rich this time for his Chemo treatment and she took the voice recorder.

So yesterday he found out that he only has three Chemo treatments left.
Halfway home with that!

And this Friday will be 13 Radiation Treatments under his belt. That means 20 left.

It is amazing that he is still swallowing and eating according to the doctors.  Yes there is pain involved but he manages to eat.

Yesterday the doctors were amazed.  He had actually gained a small amount of weight from their weigh in last week.

I listened to him brag on the 'cooking' of concoctions that I'd been making all along.  
One dish I made was a layer of ground beef in a lasagna pan...extra ground up.  A layer of cheddar cheese, a layer of mashed potatoes, more cheese and then topped with bacon.

Doesn't that just scream calories and carbs?  Well even with a sore throat Rich as able to eat that.
We've also done a lot of scrambled eggs.
For snacks, I've made power drinks out of Ensure protein powder, yogurt, whole milk, malt flavor, fruits .. or chocolate, and ice cream.

Apparently these drinks go down like silk and he has up to 3 or 4 a day.

Today I will be making a soup that I can then blend slightly to make it easier to eat.

I'll freeze it in small packages.  The cheesy scalloped homemade potato dish disappeared last night so that is another meal I can make.

Another postive note.  Dr. W from UW said the tumors are receding.  Yesterday Dr. R could 'see' the difference by looking in his throat.

These are all positive things.  Yet Rich still is fatigued, weak, wobbly, and woozy.

After all, he had his Toxic Cocktail yesterday.

I am actually getting a break from being Care Giver.  I think it was really needed.

Emotionally I am feeling better.  I think a long nap will be in store for me tomorrow as it is supposed to rain most of the day.

Today the sun is shining and I think I have some things I'd like to do just for me.




4 comments:

  1. I'm so glad to hear some positive news for both of you.

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  2. Sounds like you two are getting into a rhythm with all that's going on. Damn! That casserole sounds awesome! I'd eat it even if I didn't have a head! Everything is better with bacon on it, right? Oh, look, here's some more prayers I forgot to send before.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, the meals are fattening, but heck we both need that!

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  3. For snacks, I've made power drinks out of Ensure protein powder, yogurt, whole milk, malt flavor, fruits .. or chocolate, and ice cream. <---- I need this recipe~!!!!

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