Tuesday, December 28, 2010

December 28th, 2010

Kinnick is feeling better. I think she caught a little flu bug. Christmas day, she had a temperature and a snotty nose. She seemed to feel better by evening. On Sunday, she had diarhea - yuk. Then, last night a temperature, again. Hopefully, we're done with that bug.

Carver got his botox injections yesterday. They put 65 units in each aductor and 35 units in each hamstring. We won't really see the results for 2-4 weeks. He was sedated for the procedure. He was a little crabby afterwards, but I believe mostly due to the anestesia. He always feels crappy after being sedated. Today, he's back to himself. He has a bit of a cold, so that's giving him trouble eating and breathing, but nothing too bad.

I don't get much time to take care of myself. I've been having terrible back pain for quite some time > year. It has finally gotten to the point that I needed something to help with the pain. So, I seen the doctor yesterday. She gave me some muscle relaxers and some prescription motrin. The muscle relaxer seems to really help, but makes me tired. While there, I got in trouble for the usual high blood pressure. My blood pressure was 168/94, so I have to monitor it for the next couple of weeks and then see the doctor again. I've been trying to avoid blood pressure meds (I hate taking meds), but she may not let me out of it this time. I just got a treadmill, so I'm hoping a little exercise will take care of it. The problem is that I have no energy, so it's hard to get motivated enough to get on the treadmill. High blood pressure runs in the family. I'm not a drinker or a smoker, nor am I over weight. I just have bad genes, and a lot of stress. Another thing that I'm dealing with (my whole family is dealing with), is that my Dad was recently diagnosed with esophagus cancer. He's 63 years old. This is a cancer that typically presents itself around age 60. We don't know much about it, yet. I only know that the cancer is about 5 inches long, and at this time, it is not operable. My Dad sees his doctor on Monday to get the course of action. Please pray that he gets the meds that he needs to shrink the cancer, so that it becomes operable.


Sherri said...

I am so sorry! We will definitely start praying for you and your entire family! God is good and faith! Talk to you soon my friend!

May said...

We will include your Dad in our prayers. Hope he gets the right meds.

Heather @ Cancer Mommy said...

So sorry to hear about your Dad. I will be praying!

Anonymous said...

How is your dad doing? Goodness he is young! We will be praying. Also, loved all the Christmas activities and pictures. So fun!