Papa and Nana’s fight against cancer

Update posted by Sarah Morgan On Jan 03, 2018

Another doctor appointment done, yesterday was our visit with Todds new internist. So it appears that his blood pressure is about under control, yeah, no more wondering if that was going to be the cause of another heart attack. His blood sugar is not doing to bad, but will need to be monitored closely, especially on days he eats more. They did however get very concerned about his oxygen levels, they have dabbled with the thought of putting him on oxygen, but it has never been to the point that a requirement was necessary. Well that changed today, his levels were not getting out of the 70's and he was struggling to breathe. By the time we got home from his appointment, the home health delivery was on its way, now that was service.

Today, I am updating you all while here in his recovery room waiting for him to get back from his procedure. He is having a port put into his chest, that is going to be such a help onging not having to be stuck all the time for blood work and putting in IV's for chemo and such. He has been so "dry" lately that finding his veing have been harder than normal. They did however make the decision to place it into the left side of his chest (which this Dr said he does not prefer as it is not as "good") but the possibility of starting radiation on his right side to maybe "blast" the tumor there a bit and allow for more air movement makes this the best option.

So all in all the past couple days could have been worse, but he was definitely wanting to avoid carting oxygen tanks. I would have to say that the most disturbing thing that has been surfacing at alarmingly more frequent intervals is the mental confusion. It frustrates him so much when it happens.

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