August 17th update

Amen!  Bennett had his port-a-cath removed today!  It was glorious day that we are so thankful for!  Bennett, Lindy, and I  left at 4:15 this morning and surgery was scheduled at 7:30 a.m.  Everything went well. He was sedated during the surgery, they made on small incision in his chest and pulled out the port.  His chest is sore but he’s doing Great!   He can’t take a shower for two days and no physical activity for a week.

We’re thanking God for this amazing ending to his long journey.  He was diagnosed on Feb. 20th, 2007 and had the port inserted two days later on Feb. 22, 2007  and began chemo the following day.    This port has been part of his body for 3 1/2 years and never had an infection in it or it never stopped working!  We’re so thankful! Bennett wanted it but hospital policy would not let him have it or see it.   He wanted to frame it or hang it from his rear view mirror in his truck! LOL

He is going to keep his wrist bands from the hospital. I told him that this better be his last hospital ID bands EVER! He has so many with all his procedures, surgeries and hospital stays so it’s such a miracle and blessing that today was the last one!

Bennett had a follow up Dr. appt yesterday with orthopedic about his elbow.  He confirmed the nerve study showed no nerve damage.  He said that an MRI wouldn’t show anything wrong since he did the nerve study.  He felt like it was extremely bruised.  He asked if we wanted to try a cortisone shot and see if that helped so we agreed and he got a shot in his elbow yesterday.  It was really sore and swollen last night.  This is supposed to help with any inflammation & is a one time thing.  He did want to see him again in a month so we will see how it is than.  With all the chemo his body has had, it may just take longer for this heal. We check counts this weekend and his monthly Stl clinic appt is next Tuesday.

Hamilton woke up Monday morning with the flu.  He ran a low grade fever, vomiting, and a severe headache.  He has stayed in bed the last two days.  He is feeling a little better today and has started eating a little this evening.

“If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.” John 15:7

Posted by Cindy on August 17th, 2010 in Updates | 1 Comments

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  1. Retha Rawls said on August 18th, 2010: 6:55 am

    I know yesterday was a celebration day for all of you, I pray God will continue to be with your family.

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