I am endeavoring to take Melvine's blood pressure and blood sugar prior to breakfast and supper. I record all this information and then transfer the information to my computer to show the doctors.
Today, Melvine and I ate a bowl of cereal topped with blueberries for our breakfast. I purchased three Under Armor thermos to hold water and ice. Melvine needs to drink lots of water. Our thermos hold 16 ounces. I can drink that amount very rapidly. It takes Melvine a quite a while to drink that much. However, she is far ahead of what she use to drink. Now, Melvine craves water.
I got all the colored clothes together and put them in the washing machine with special detergent, turned the right dial, and timer. When they finished washing, I put the clothes in the dryer with a tissue of freshener for the clothes. When they finish drying, I carry them to the couch where Melvine sits in our family room and folds them. Then, she takes them where they belong. I can do that, but she insists she wants to do it.
I had to run a couple of errands today like going to the bank to deposit money that has been given for Hugh's News. Then, had to go to Hill's Ace Hardware to get some rust removal spray cans and enamel paint to remove the rust that has formed on my metal squirrel baffles for bird feeders and blue bird houses. Charlie Arnold is my yard man. He can do a variety of assignments and he does it well. He and his wife build and paint blue bird houses. Linda builds doll houses, and furniture for the houses. She would make a great architect.
Tomorrow is Friday, January 11. I will drive Melvine to the University Cancer and Blood Center where Melvine is scheduled to have another chemotherapy. We are scheduled to see Dr. Jane Huang, Mevline's oncologist. We really lover her. She is a bundle of joy and is always encouraging and optimistic. We also love her PA, Anna McFather. She has an excellent spirit and she is sharp and knows what she is doing.
Bonnie Patch Bender, our dear friend and a retired LPN, will meet us at the clinic. She will have a wheel chair ready for Melvine and roll her gently into the building to be registered.
I can get my walker our of my car. I am selling my 2010 Lincoln Continental Towncar. I like to sell cars and believe I can do better than trading. Melvine and I need to go back to an SUV, one that she and I and easily get in and out of it. My car is in excellent condition and it is a beauty. I can transfer the Zurich extended warranty to 108,000 miles, the coverage is bumper to bumper to the next owner. The car has 77,000 miles currently on it. I love it, but it is difficult for me to get in and out of the car.
Well, Bonnie will park my car, and then come inside. We will wait a few minutes for Melvine's name to be called. They weigh her and take lots of blood in preparation for the chemotherapy. We are scheduled to meet with Dr. Huang to see what good word she has. Melvine will share how she is doing. Then, Dr. Huang will take her pulse, her heart and breathing. When we finish with Dr. Huang, Bonnie will wheel Melvine down to the treatment room where we will find a recliner chair where the nurse will access the port in Melvine's upper right chest. They will begin the IV's that prepare her for the chemo. Today, Melvine may have big one. We'll wait and see.
We ask you to pray for Melvine today. Greg will be driving home when he finishes teaching today in Thomson, GA.
We are blessed to have a wonderful church family and pastor and his wife. We are blessed to have some of the best doctors. clinics, and hospitals in the nation.
We are blessed to have all of you who read Hugh's News. We thank you for your fervent prayers. Knowing that your voice is being heard in heaven bolsters our spirit and strengthens our faith in God Who can do the impossible. Our trust is in God. We believe God is healing Melvine. You are a part of that healing process that God is doing for Melvine.