Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Christmas Is Coming???

Yes, Christmas is fast approaching and I'm wondering if I'll get around to putting up any decorations this year. All the indoor decorations are kept at a storage facility and it means going over there and sorting through boxes and then lugging everything over here. It seems like every day I have some place to I'm going to try and get a permanent, tomorrow I have a meeting at my Dad's nursing home, and Friday I have to take Reid down to MD Anderson for rehab.

Perhaps next week. I expect that Reid will be feeling better. The way it's been going is that he has chemo and then for a week he feels really bad. I've been trying to cook things that he likes and he does attempt to eat, but unfortunately he can't keep much down and feels horrible. As a parent it's heartbreaking to see. He's already been through so much and now he has to endure at least five more months of chemo. He's a real trooper and never complains. He's just determined to do what he has to do in order to get better. So, next week should be a "good" week and maybe then I can get some decorations up.

He's scheduled for his next chemo on Saturday, December 12th which means he should feel OK for Christmas. I believe his next treatment after that won't be until December 26th. I think I'll make Italian Spaghetti and Meatballs for Christmas dinner. Everyone loves that meal. Before my Dad moved here we used to go out to dinner on Christmas Day, but as it became more difficult to take Dad out we discontinued that practice. Now we need to keep Reid away from crowds in hopes of keeping him well through chemo, so we'll stay here. He needs to eat well while he can and Italian Spaghetti and Meatballs is one of his favorites.

I went to the nursing home to see Dad yesterday and brought him his favorite Mc Donald's meal. He enjoyed it and then as I was leaving began eating the meal that the nursing home was serving. He has an excellent appetite. There are days when he's talkative, but most days he isn't and sadly yesterday he only said a few words. As sad as it is to see Dad like a way it's a blessing. He's content and doesn't even realize I'm not there as often any more. And that makes it easier for me.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, Betty, interesting post. I have been wondering if I will get out Christmas decorating, too, but I don't have the excuse you have, my decorations are tucked right under my staircase :-). Is Reid maintaining a constant weight? I know it must hurt your heart to see what he is going through, but thank goodness it will all help him in the end.


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