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The Verdict is in. . .

The doc finally called, Doug has what is called mild uptake in the back of the throat on the right side.  This means that there is something causing the uptake whether it is tumor or inflammation or radiation changes, unfortunately … Continue reading

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waiting and waiting. . .

Okay, scan was done on Monday and now we are waiting for a call from the MD.  I already called the MD office to see if the results are in yet and left a message.  I will update the blog … Continue reading

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moving along. . .

Doug is in the process of coming off the Duragesic patches, which controlled his pain.  He has gotten tired of living by the patches, two good days one sluggish blah day.  The pain is under control, he is only in … Continue reading

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Off to Work Today!

Things are slowly turning around for Doug!   He has good and bad days, but the good days are now out numbering the bad days.  The last doctor visit was last Thursday and he started that day with a vomiting … Continue reading

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What Radiation Looks Like. . .

This is what Doug’s neck looks like after having 10 days to heal.  He has severe burns and they have all blistered up and are now drying out.  This is what the outside looks like, can you imagine what the … Continue reading

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No mouth crust today!

Today was the first day Doug woke up without his mouth sealed shut by the mouth sore crusty stuff.  This is good news because it means the sores on his lips are getting better.  It has been 5 days since … Continue reading

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Please pray for Doug to gain inner strength

Doug’s mouth sores Doug has been having a horrible couple of days.  He has had multiple vomiting attacks which cause unbearable pain.  He has a tremendous amount of thick funk that is in the back of his throat and when … Continue reading

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T minus 7 radiations 1 chemo!

We are getting closer and closer to the end.  When you start a journey like this you think 7 weeks, that’s nothing. . . you know, I can do anything for 7 weeks!  There is a start date and an … Continue reading

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What a difference a week makes!

Last Tuesday Doug was rushed to the hospital in respiratory distress.  This is a picture of him on the ventilator.  He had no less than 5 IVs going in him at any one time.  Today, he was strong enough to … Continue reading

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Thursday. . . the day after.

As many of you know we have had a bit of a set back.  On Monday night Doug went to the dentist who is in Covington (where his parents live).  He ended up staying there for the evening because he … Continue reading

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