Friday, August 1, 2008

What a night...

My poor angel didn't sleep well at all last night. At this point we think most of his stomach pain is because he is constipated. He hasn't had a BM for 5 days now. He was given a stool softener twice yesterday so we hope it kicks in soon. The pain is so bad that he has to be given morphine. His mouth pain is not nearly as bad as previous hard chemos. If he has a BM today I think he will feel much better.

His stem cell rescue is scheduled for 10 a.m. this morning. He has a team of 5 nurses who will be working with him. You all are in for a special treat. I'm going to take a video or two of the stem cell process and I will post it tomorrow when I am at home. It will give you all a much better idea of what stem cells are and how they are administered. I will post more later to let you know how things went.

Update:
It is 10:50 and they just finished administering his stem cells. So far everything is going well. He is going back to sleep. He was cursing like a sailor for awhile but then settled right down. I'm very proud of him....

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for update. He shouldn't have to go through all this pain but let's continue to lift him in prayer that his body will be healed.
Shirley

Dottie O said...

Thanks so much for letting us know how it went- especially with all you have to take care of.


Dottie

elizabethnyc said...

Prayers continue today for big guy Cody - and for all of you...

Hugs to all,
ElizabethNYC

Anonymous said...

Mickey thanks for the update as I have been thinking of the little guy all morning anxiously waiting for some good news.
Thinking of you and the family!

Dan
ACCA

BIG MO said...

We are all very proud of our big
guy and pray he can be rid of all this pain. GOD BLESS the brave guy.
Will be checking in now & then all
day long and will certainly check for the video and how he is doing
tomorrow. LOVE you all very much.
MOM

Anonymous said...

Mickey, Cody is one tough nut! I can attest that what he is going through is tougher then anything the average human has to endure. A friend of mine, whose wife has gone through chemo, once said that he sometimes thinks the cure is harder then the disease.

My prayers are with you all.
God Bless
Bruce

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update Mickey. Bless his heart. Praying for his pain to go away quickly, and to heal his body.

Pam

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear things went well this morning. Our prayers will continue for you all. Thank you for taking time to keep us updated.
Love,
Bigsis

Anonymous said...

Bruce is right, Cody is one tough nut. We're praying for that tough nut to get better soon.

Susan and Jonathan

Gettin Older said...

Thanks for the update continued prayers for healing and I'm so glad the staff can put up with the abuse ;-)