Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Week 2: Tuesday Update.

I don't actually have a lot to report today.

When Tim and I got the the hospice it was lunchtime and we found Roy in a bit of a state as he was feeling really really nauseous - he told us that breakfast had been fine but when lunch came he didn't feel very good at all.  The nurse came and gave him an injection of anti nausea medication and Roy was pretty much out like a light.

We left him to sleep for a while and went and had lunch, having made an arrangement to talk to the doctor when we got back.

When we got back Roy was still asleep and he pretty much slept the whole time we were there.  We were able to talk in normal voices and it didn't wake him.  I must say it is the most restful and natural sleep I have seen him have in a very long time.  He was still jerking a bit and moving his hands around, but not nearly as bad as it has been for the last few weeks.

While Roy was sleeping the doctor came and spoke to Tim, Aimee and myself.  She said they are really getting to the stage where they are running out of things to do and she is pretty convinced that the things that are happening are cancer related rather than the medication.  As the kidney function decreases thing like the jerking and dreaming increases.  There is also a good chance that the lymph nodes in Roy's head will also be growing due to the cancer and probably putting pressure on areas of the brain.  They are not going to be any scans to see what is going on as it just isn't worth it, as they wont be treating anything to 'make Roy better'.  The doctor expects that Roy will sleep more and more as his body becomes more and more tired.

Roy's right leg is still swollen and today for the first time he need to be helped by a nurse to get to the bathroom.

It was such a blessing for Tim that Roy woke up in time to say goodbye to him. Roy was very with it wishing Tim a good trip, passed on his love to Yvette and told Tim to work hard.  His parting words were 'till we meet again'.

Well I think that's it for tonight.  Thank you for all your love, support, prayer and gifts.

"I can do all this through Him who gives me strength."  Philippians 4:13

Love and blessings

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