This had been a really rough week for Kathleen. It seemed we were maxing out all our tools and nothing adequately controlled the un-ending nausea. Plus pain, plus cramps, plus chills. We met with the pain management team on Thursday, and got some bigger tools to work with. 75MG gravol bags, more zofran, more domperidone, more, more more. Her weight was steadily dropping this week too which was worrisome. Not as fast as before, but still trending the wrong way.
So when good days come, you take them. Friday of course was the Olympic opening ceremonies which was a welcome distraction. Pizza and beer for me and Jan, and perhaps a little bite for Kathleen ? Sure enough, a bite or two while she was glued to the TV. I think the distraction of the Olympics is a big help! Still had to break out the gravol, but a couple of small slices went down and stayed down. Then a few bites of cantaloupe and watermelon. More Olympics, and a few more bites. This morning, feeling a little better. Still cramps, still nausea, but everything dialed down a bit for a change. Some more melon and a little yogart for breakfast. MUCH better. A little more energy, so we took the opportunity to go to Snider Flats with Orville to see Kathleen’s favorite birds, the bank swallows. She even had a bit of a Tim’s bagle in the car to boot! So why is today better ? Who knows. We will just go with it and enjoy it. It was a fantastic morning to be out with her, Jan and Orville enjoying those normal things again.