Well it is now almost the end of day +13 and things are looking remarkably good. In the days I haven't posted SH hit rock bottom. Although this was expected we had somehow kid ourselves that we were invincible and it wouldn't happen to us!! Reality check it did and we were one of the lucky ones, no ICU stay, no major infections. To see the one you love unable to eat or even drink water because of his ulcerated throat and mouth and to be in such pain from that and also from the relentless diarrhoea is just horrid. Once they got the pain under control and he could sleep while drugged was easier. Trying to find things to tempt his appetite that he could manage was fun! especially when the dietitian had not acted on 2 referrals so there was no soft diet ordered!
Fast forward just a few days to today and the change is amazing. They said as soon as the blood counts started to rise things would improve quickly and they have. We have even been lucky enough that SH has been granted a few hours day leave yesterday and today. He spends it moving from the recliner to the bed to the couch but it is so good for the mental health just to be outside that hospital room! There is even a whisper that he will get overnight leave tomorrow! Returning to the hospital today he was shifted from a single room into a shared ward, a positive move on an oncology ward! Call me old fashioned though, I just dont think males and females should have to share a ward unless absolutely necessary, uncomfortable for everyone?
We now have home in our sights, won't be long now and probably sooner than we ever thought possible, it has been SO hard beng away from our kids and our furry friends especially when they have needed us, thank goodness for mum stepping in.
One day at a time, no need to rush it now......this will not be the end of the journey only the end of this chapter....
Hopefully when I write next we will be home????