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#211 olcowhand ONLINE  

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Posted November 24, 2013 - 08:50 AM

Due to the urostomy bag, Dad  had to change to wearing boxer shorts.  He always hated them, but is adapting.  We also got him a couple pairs flannel pajamas & house coats, and he used to hate them as well.  But he's learning to like them quite well!  


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Posted November 24, 2013 - 11:46 AM

Some times you just have to adapt.  I sure hope his appointment tomorrow goes well.  If he feels like it, take him out to lunch just the two of you. Maybe that will perk him up a bit.


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Posted November 24, 2013 - 05:07 PM

Due to the urostomy bag, Dad  had to change to wearing boxer shorts.  He always hated them, but is adapting.  We also got him a couple pairs flannel pajamas & house coats, and he used to hate them as well.  But he's learning to like them quite well!  

You know it's a life-altering event when you change your underwear style!


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Posted November 25, 2013 - 04:15 PM

Trip to his urologist done.  Doc said all looked great, but Dad needs to eat more & drink more fluids.  He also needs more exercise, so 3 times a day walk for 20 minutes per.  Doc said his urosotomy looks "beautiful".   I take him back to his urologist again on December 5th, and his heart Doc the same day.  

  And nobody had told me that all the tests came back negative...........NO CHEMO!  :dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana:   Best news in ages!!


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Posted November 25, 2013 - 04:41 PM

That's great news, Daniel! Hope his appetite picks up!


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Posted November 25, 2013 - 04:46 PM

If any changes are to be made in his meds, it will be his heart Doc that will do that.  Till then, all stays the same.


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Posted November 25, 2013 - 04:53 PM

Glad to hear things age going good.

I'm sure everybody is happy about that.


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Posted November 25, 2013 - 04:57 PM

That is really great news Daniel.  Now you just need to get him to eat.  Maybe with more exersise his appetite will be better.


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Posted November 25, 2013 - 05:43 PM

Great news! Really happy to hear this.


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Posted November 25, 2013 - 06:14 PM

Good for dad! And you too.
Glad things are turning around.
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Posted November 25, 2013 - 07:20 PM

Glad to hear good news.


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Posted November 25, 2013 - 07:30 PM

Dad's main issue at the moment is weakness.  If he can just start eating more, he'd bounce back pretty quick.  They think his loss of appetite is he's not drinking enough fluids.  He says even water tastes bad.  I picked him up 3 flavors of Crystal Light to add to his water.  Maybe that will help.  My niece came back today to help them a couple days.  Dad does have early stage of congestive heart failure, but we'll learn more when he sees that Doc in 10 days.


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Posted November 25, 2013 - 08:54 PM

I know you guys are dairy farmers...not sure if you mentioned this before.

My father in law was real sick and everything tasted bad. Whole chocolate milk was all he would consume. Same with my grandfather at one point.

Something to try
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Posted November 25, 2013 - 08:59 PM

I know you guys are dairy farmers...not sure if you mentioned this before.

My father in law was real sick and everything tasted bad. Whole chocolate milk was all he would consume. Same with my grandfather at one point.

Something to try

 

LOL....he's drank so much chocolate milk that he doesn't want to see anymore for quite a while!


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Posted November 25, 2013 - 09:10 PM

Unfortunately when your not feeling good even the smell of food can go against you. Hopefully time will bring his appetite back.

Too bad it's not spring, a good dose of sunshine might do the trick.  


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