Wednesday, March 5, 2008

March 5, 2008

None of us knew what to expect when Utah returned home. I don't know about Joanna but for myself, I think dad is doing much better than I expected, which is what we all were hoping for. Normally towards evening he tends to feel a little run down and tired, I spoke with him on the phone last night and he sounds great. He's been getting out of he house some and gets a little stronger everyday.

The last procedure Joanna had to do, for the first time at home was to change the dressing around the Groshong port in dads chest. It sounds easy enough but in fact second only to changing the daily medication bag it it the most important and precise procedure she has to master. The Groshong port is surgically implanted so the area around the tubing exiting the chest must be cleaned once a week to prevent infection. Dad said it went smoothly.

It's been a week since Utah's return home and all in all I'd have to say it was a very encouraging one.


gary said...

Yay! Great news! So glad you're able to get out and about a bit in beautiful Nevada City - i know the folks there are so glad to see you.
we're cheering you on each and every day - and sending our love to you both.

Solidarity, always, betty and gary

Anonymous said...

Hi Utah and Joanna...

You are an amazing couple. Stay the course my friends. We're all thinking of you and sending good vibes your way.

From one folkie to another,

Angela Harris
Vancouver, BC, Canada