ICU Day 22

I’m back in Seattle after being in Vancouver since Wednesday afternoon. I’ve kept up on Andre’s progress by calling the nurses at least three times a day, but the day nurse today was quite thoughtful. She called me an hour before the end of her shift…

ICU Day 20 – AM

Andre was completely sedated when I came this morning. I had another “incident” with a physician today, this time with the new attending oncology doc. It seems I’m losing my patience so I need to just calm down just like what I tell Andre.Completely …

ICU Day 18 and 19

Monday and Tuesday are very similar days to a degree.They started weaning Andre off the sedatives and he responded with differing degrees of agitation. The biggest battle is always when he’s waking up from sedation and sleep in the mornings. He would…

Bone Marrow Biopsy Tommorrow……

Spent several hours at the outpatient surgery part of the hospital, filling out all of the paperwork, getting blood drawn, etc., making sure all of the “proverbial ducks are in a row” for my bone marrow biopsy tomorrow. Have to be there at 9:00 am fo…

While you were sleeping…

I want to update Andre on “newsworthy” events he missed while he was recovering from his surgery on June 18.Here is my list so far:our 9th year Anniversary (July 3rd)our friends’ (Pam & Suzie) move to the Bay AreaUS Independence Day (July 4th)Canad…

ICU Day 16 and 17

There isn’t much to report on Andre from yesterday, July 4th. His medical team had started tapering off his sedation. They did a CT scan of his chest to look at the infection in his lungs. And they started him on what they call “pressure support” ve…

ICU Day 15 (The Anniversary Issue)

Exactly 1 year ago, Andre and I celebrated our 8th year anniversary by getting married in Vancouver, Canada.Today, we’re celebrating it quietly in his hospital room–no fanfare, just whispers of encouragement and love, and tender caresses to remind us …

What Low Blood Cells?…….

Had my appt for my bloodwork yesterday and WOW……all was really really good! It’s such a great feeling when after a doctors appt you walk away with good news….. for a change! My WBC’s were normal, but those pesky RBCs that have been nothing but …

GREAT NEWS!!

Mark and I met with Dr. Zangari on Wednesday to go over labs and to see were we go from here.Dr.”Z” said that lab work shows that Mark is at 0. This means that the myeloma is in REMISSION. Mark still has to do some tests, like the bone marrow biopsy, M…

ICU Day 13 and 14

Today is exactly two weeks after Andre’s surgery. There’s nothing much to report since it’s been a pretty quiet day-and-a-half. They did another breathing trial yesterday which lasted for about three hours before they put him back on the ventilator–…