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Monday, January 12, 2015

Marshall may come home soon!

When Marshall had his physical therapy today with JB, he was able to walk the entire perimeter of the nursing home without a walker. JB said that he is doing so well that he was going to recommend that he be released soon. We don't know how long that will take, but it's great news.

The contractors are coming back to finish our floors on Monday so I asked Marshall to please try to stay at the nursing home until the floors are done; otherwise, it will be a whole lot of moving and adjusting that I would rather we didn't have to do. We'll see...

I did a little research on Dilaudid and whether or not there were withdrawal symptoms when you stop taking Dilaudid abruptly (which is what Marshall did) and the symptoms include shakes and tremors, cold sweats, muscle pain and many others, all of which he is experiencing.

I was at the bank today and the drive-up teller told me that when she took Dilaudid she almost died. She said that Dilaudid causes breathing to become shallow and sometimes it gets so shallow as to stop the breathing altogether. Bad drug. So glad he's not on it any more.

We have an appointment with the oncologist on Thursday so that we can get back into the treatment of the cancer. We are on an upswing!


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