Making good use of my time at the chemo clinic today, Craig is getting 2 liters of fluids and the good old nausea medicine, hoping it helps. This time with chemo, 6-A, one week ago, kind of kicked his butt. I guess we were on to much of a high from Corinne’s engagement. Maybe we got a little cocky and needed to get humbled a little. The weekend was rough; the feeding tube came out again. Monday afternoon we were back at the hospital getting it put back in for the 3rd time. It’s pretty easy to tell for him when it’s out; he gets a lot of pain in his stomach. I asked them to put a sinker weight that you would use fishing on the end of the tube to add weight to keep it down. You would think that there could be something to help keep it in place better than it has. We asked for a permanent tube in his stomach, but because of the chemo and risk of infection they won’t do surgery. I should have looked into the magic 8 ball and got a tube put in before we started chemo, my BAD!
The kids are getting a little antsy for school to end. McKaye is very antsy; she was ready for school to be over in September. It’s hard to believe that it is almost over. I worked at Northridge Elementary for seven years, I miss being there with all of those great teachers and amazing children. I was at the store the other day and a little boy walked up to me and said, “I know you from my school”, I was so happy that he remembered me it made me feel so good. His next comment made me laugh, “You’re the lady in the office that gives us band aids, your Mrs. Killpack!”
A friend of mine gave me the idea of putting air purifiers in the family room and kitchen, to help with the smells from cooking. You can usually find Craig with a blanket over his nose anytime there is a smell in the house, and that is before anyone else in the house can smell it. I have told the neighbors that when they see the doors and windows open at our house, they will know that I am cooking, even a piece of toast can set him off. So hopefully the next purchase will be two purifiers.