Pray for Grant

Friday, June 12 - 1:17 p.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Friday, June 12, 2009
Finally - I am able to sit down and update this.

Yesterday was kind of a day of chores for me. My dad was sweet enough to come sit with Grant for two hours so I could go shopping for some birthday and father's day gifts, pick up perscriptions at two different pharmacies and go grocery shopping. It was good for me to get out. After running around, I picked up some lunch and headed home with Grant's Gleevac - his miracle drug!!!

My poor father had to watch me attempt to give him his medicine. The first dose did not stay with him, but the second did. I bought a pill crusher and it is a life saver. I am able to crush up his meds now and give them to him in one spoonful of apple sauce. He does not love it, but it is going down, and staying down, more easily.

This morning, Grant helped me put stamps on the bills that needed to go out and then we headed over to my parents house to go swimming. This has been the first day in a while that he has had some energy. The nurses told me to stay ahead of his nausea by giving him a pill in the middle of the night. Last night was the first time we tried this and I think it is working.

He played in the water for a while then went inside and watched a movie. After lunch, he pooped out and fell asleep. I hope he wakes up in high spirits. It will be good for David to see him that way.

My mom is coming over this afternoon to be with Grant so David and I can get out. We are looking forward to seeing a good movie.

I know I keep saying it, but thanks so much for all of your thoughts, prayers, and well wishes. You are all helping us stay strong.

Melanie

PS - My friend's mom had surgrey yesterday and is in recovery. Please say a prayer for Tiffany's mom.



 

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Melanie McTaggart I am the proud mom and Claire and Grant. I am so blessed to have them in my life!

Friday, June 12 - 1:17 p.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Friday, June 12, 2009
Finally - I am able to sit down and update this.

Yesterday was kind of a day of chores for me. My dad was sweet enough to come sit with Grant for two hours so I could go shopping for some birthday and father's day gifts, pick up perscriptions at two different pharmacies and go grocery shopping. It was good for me to get out. After running around, I picked up some lunch and headed home with Grant's Gleevac - his miracle drug!!!

My poor father had to watch me attempt to give him his medicine. The first dose did not stay with him, but the second did. I bought a pill crusher and it is a life saver. I am able to crush up his meds now and give them to him in one spoonful of apple sauce. He does not love it, but it is going down, and staying down, more easily.

This morning, Grant helped me put stamps on the bills that needed to go out and then we headed over to my parents house to go swimming. This has been the first day in a while that he has had some energy. The nurses told me to stay ahead of his nausea by giving him a pill in the middle of the night. Last night was the first time we tried this and I think it is working.

He played in the water for a while then went inside and watched a movie. After lunch, he pooped out and fell asleep. I hope he wakes up in high spirits. It will be good for David to see him that way.

My mom is coming over this afternoon to be with Grant so David and I can get out. We are looking forward to seeing a good movie.

I know I keep saying it, but thanks so much for all of your thoughts, prayers, and well wishes. You are all helping us stay strong.

Melanie

PS - My friend's mom had surgrey yesterday and is in recovery. Please say a prayer for Tiffany's mom.