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News from Riverdale - back to the purple vibes, prayers and hug please everyone......

Hi All,

Bit bummed out here - the FB went for his number 6 chemo on Tues morning - he'd been feeling tired past few days, and they were just about to start the treatment when they came to do obs his temp was 39.5 so it was no go, and a quick removal of FB down to acute oncology for the day to be studied etc bloods, cultures, urine sample etc. The temp came down and then went low - 35.4 so they sent him for chest xray. Eventually after consulting with our oncologist they decided to go ahead with the chemo and he was finally finished by 7pm and we went back to the lodge who kindly fitted us in.

However during our pack up in the morning he started to slow up and under questioning revealed a "niggle" in the liver area.... and he just didn't seem right to me, so mid pack I marched him off back across the road to the hospital and the ward he used to be on, and managed to get to see his old doctor who took us to a room for a chat, and without a doubt he was admitted there and then. Karen (doc) said they'd just like to observe him and keep him close for a while as we are 200 km away at home, his temp was normal all day yest but started to go up a bit last night and was 37.3 last I heard at 9pm. He was getting pain when he walked around, so obviously something is not right. In the afternoon he had an ultrasound which showed nothing bad, certainly no spread, if anything a better picture than the one he had pre his start on chemo which suggests it is working.

So, here we are again, playing the waiting game. I'm back in the lodge being looked after by the ladies here who fast becoming friends, and all the nurses are fussing over the FB.

More news when I have some.

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Hi All,

The FB had a cat scan yesterday which revealed another (much smaller) bleed in the liver, so my feeling was right. Doc said we would have been right up Phit Creek if we'd gone home so, phew. He is on intravenous antibotics for next few days and is already perked right up and back to pretty much normal. Yesterday morning he was really tired with high temp still, and slept pretty much right through his Ma's visit (Pa was too busy at the golf course to come - truly - Thurs are golf days - and was slightly peeved to have to arrange a lift home as Jan not avail - his car pranged (again) and in the shop) But by afternoon his temp stable at 36.5 and him good. Just got txt and he had a good sleep and is waiting for me to come and toast his bread (doesn't order toast as it goes cold.....) Nice dinner ladies remember me and have provided dinner each night.....bless them!

Love to you all.

Posted at 6th Dec 2008 - 10:25AM   Posted by Exmoorjane   Latest from Cowgirl Comments: 16

Love to you two xx And thank you for the catch up xx

Posted by: Bodran on 6th Dec 2008 at 10:31AM

Westerwitch's Avatar Love and Hugs to you both and as Bodran says thank you for keeping us up to date and thank you to Jane for putting it up for us.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 6th Dec 2008 at 10:56AM

Blossomcottage's Avatar Lots of love and best wishes coming from Blossomcottage xxxx

Posted by: Blossomcottage on 6th Dec 2008 at 11:06AM

Toady's Avatar Poor Sam, she's certainly on a roller coaster, and Fleabag of course. Continued Purple Vibes and hugs.


Posted by: Toady on 6th Dec 2008 at 11:15AM

Fennie's Avatar Please convey my very purplest of wishes and hugs. This must be a terrible time, the gnawing uncertainty of it all.

Posted by: Fennie on 6th Dec 2008 at 11:40AM

Frances's Avatar Thank you Jane, for allowing more folks to be able to send their support to cowgirl and her dear husband.

With all that they have faced and continue to deal with, surely our combined good wishes just might be very welcome.

So ... cowgirl, I'm sending huge bunches of hugs, kisses, wishes, prayers, vibes ... the entire collection right around the globe to you and R. xo

Posted by: Frances on 6th Dec 2008 at 12:36PM

Angel's Avatar Thanks for update Jane

Cowgirl and hubby

I just want to say that this must be so tough for you both and my heart goes out to you. You are both so courageous and resilient you have all my admiration. Don't give up.
"When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on." ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

Keep battling through and be assured that we are all with you every step of the way.

All my best wishes and hugs

Posted by: Angel on 6th Dec 2008 at 01:34PM

Withy Brook's Avatar I join with the thank-you's.

Cowgirl and FB
All my love, hugs, prayers, vibes etc flying on their way to you. It is so hard when everything seemed to be going so well. But ups and downs do occur and let us all pray that it will soon be up again and stay there.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 6th Dec 2008 at 03:28PM

Cait's Avatar Thanks Jane for posting this update.

All my love and prayers, vibes and lots of hugs are on their way to you Cowgirl and FB.

Will be thinking of you,

Posted by: Cait on 6th Dec 2008 at 03:37PM

Woozle1967's Avatar Sending my love and support too.xx

Posted by: Woozle1967 on 6th Dec 2008 at 05:14PM

Elizabethm's Avatar I have been thinking of cowgirl and richard and wondering how things were so am very glad to have an update. Sending all my very best and strongest best wishes and supportive vibes, thinking of them both xxx

Posted by: Elizabethm on 6th Dec 2008 at 05:17PM

Elizabethd's Avatar Sending my prayers and very best wishes to you both.

Posted by: Elizabethd on 6th Dec 2008 at 05:24PM

Preseli Mags's Avatar Prayers, purple vibes and best wishes from me too. xx PM

Posted by: Preseli Mags on 6th Dec 2008 at 05:58PM

Lots of love and positive thoughts. x

Posted by: @themill on 6th Dec 2008 at 09:12PM

Camilla's Avatar Lots of love and all my hugs winging their way to you and your husband. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.


Posted by: Camilla on 7th Dec 2008 at 12:51AM

Ivy's Avatar My wish to you Cowgirl would be a lovely Christmas at home and no more bad news regarding FB's health for the next year(and the years to come). Glad you were so observant and marched him back to hospital.Big supportive hug you are so brave. ivy xxx

Posted by: Ivy on 7th Dec 2008 at 06:03AM

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