Thursday, April 07, 2005

Green Eggs and Ham

Well, no ham, but Jim's breakfast today was a radioactive egg. After eating it, he lay on a table in the nuclear medicine room for 90 minutes with a scanner above him to track the progress of the egg through his system. Sadly, there was no progess, thus giving us a name for Jim's troubles: gastroperesis or slow stomach emptying. Diet and medicine will help combat this, but I think it is our old friend, "tincture of time," that will have the most effect. Patience, Grasshopper, patience.

I don't know how this will affect the chemotherapy schedule, except that it won't be happening Monday.



Blogger Kita28 said...


I'm glad you know what has been giving Jim so much trouble... now they can start getting him better again. I know this is so frustrating for both of you, especially the continued delay of the final chemo treatments.

I do pray that this is the final hurdle you have to surmount before a (relatively) carefree sprint to the finish line.

Thank you for your faithfulness in blogging so regularly. Between spending all your time with Jim in the hospital, and then spending the rest of all your time with your children, I don't know how you find the time or energy. But thanks anyway.



7:59 AM  
Blogger vkenny said...

Hi Judy, Knowledge is power especially in this situation. Knowing what the problem is will hopefully lead to a quick solution. We will continue with our daily prayers for you & Jimmy. Thanks for taking the time to keep all of us in the loop this way the prayer chain will remain unbroken. Please let Jimmy know we are all here for him. Keep fighting the good fight!

9:40 AM  

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