Saturday, August 9 – Sunday, August 10

Weekend Update

Friday night was riddled with more muscle spasms.  We are hoping the continued IV fluids and meds will help reduce the frequency.  Jackie struggled with breakfast.  Fortunately Dr. K was working on Saturday so we were able to call him into the room.  He had already visited when Jackie had just woke up.  Dr. K could now see first hand what we had been telling him.  Jackie was just too tired to swallow correctly.  We have some ideas of why he is feeling this way, and hope that his upcoming surgery will help solve some things. Dr. K suggested we get Jackie back in bed.  After a short rest he was able to take his morning meds without a problem.  PTL

We were all looking forward to Lindsay and Florents visit.  I hugged Lindsay for a very long time when she got out of the car. It was so good to catch up on what is going on in their lives and I don’t think I need to tell you how much Jackie enjoyed their visit.  I wish Magee was closer to them.  Jackie enjoys listening to their voices and stories.  He was going to take a nap but didn’t seem to keep his eyes closed.  We told him Lindsay and Florent would still be there when he woke up and he fell asleep right away.

Sunday brought more lethargy and swallowing challenges.  Despite these hurdles Jackie managed to eat a good portion of his meals. PTL Increasing his fluid intake is something we need to keep working on.  For now, IV fluids are keeping hydration levels where they need to be.

Jackie had therapies both Saturday and Sunday.  His sessions on Sunday went much better than Saturday.  His sitting balance is starting to get a little better but he has a way to go until he is back to where he was prior to his recent hospital stay.

We all watched some of the PGA championship.  It felt a little bit like the old days.  Those moments are so few and far between.

Yet another week starts tomorrow.  We will continue to go day by day and pray for patience and healing for Jackie.  Make your week a good one, it is a lot easier than you think when you realize all the blessings that surround you each and every day.