Friday, August 28, 2009

Steve enjoys visitors

Several people have asked if Steve would like visitors and where he is.

Steve does enjoy visitors. Visitors lift his spirits. He is at St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix. He has moved to 5 different rooms since entering the hospital on Aug. 2. If you have time to visit, check at the front desk for his latest room. Visiting hours are 8am to 8pm. The hospital staff prefers a few visitors at a time, but they will not turn you away.

I spend the days with him on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. I visit after work on M-Th, usually 4:00-6:30 - and sometimes when I miss him too much, I come in earlier.

Steve is weak, but definitely lucid and has his sense of humor.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

some days are harder than others

Steve has not been stable enough to receive chemo. Steve is having some issues with kidney function. And he had a "slight bleed" internally. He has a urinary tract infection again. So many things to consider before receiving chemo.

We are trying to remain optimistic. It is a hard day.

We do trust in the Lord with all our hearts. We feel our Savior's love.

But it is still hard.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

The Food Network

Steve is doing well. He is scheduled to get a Chemo infusion Monday.

This week he had a feeding tube inserted into his stomach. He had been eating a soft food diet and was still having aspiration problems. No eating or drinking by mouth.

He is still watching the Food Network. It would be torture to me to not be able to eat and watch all that delicious food being prepared. Steve enjoys watching cheerful people doing real things. He is planning the menu for a campout with Grandpa Hyde and grandsons Josh and Brad.