Pray for Grant

Saturday, Aug 8 - 9:39 p.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Sunday, August 9, 2009

Not much has changed. Grant is improving, but only a tiny bit each day. He still does not have an ANC and no ability to fight infection – so the mouth soars are still killing him. The methotrexate is out of his system and his blood chemistry is back to normal. He is still not talking, but we think it just hurts too much. The morphine he is on just knocks him out.

We got him out of the room a couple of times - though I doubt he will remember it. He was really out of it. I did get him to laugh though - at a song I made up about poop. Who knew I would have to sink to that level to get a rise out of him. Actually, David and I have pulled out all the stops. David has even put me on his shoulders and tried to dance with me up there. It did get a little smile from him, but poop songs work better.

David’s parents have been wonderful and have taken Claire all week to Waco and to Dallas to see her cousins. It has been good for her and good for us. With Grant being in the hospital so much, David and I almost never see each other. So this week has been good for us. He has stayed up here with me every night. My parents came last night and stayed with Grant so that we could go out to dinner. Tonight, Mike came up to watch him and we actually got to go to church together. It was so good to be able to talk and be together through all this. He is out right now picking up a pizza and a bottle of wine. We are so bad! We are going to drink a glass of wine out of a Dixie cup and pretend it is a typical Saturday night and ignore the sounds of the hospital.

Anyway - I feel better about things. I think once his ANC is back, Grant will be too.



 

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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!

Saturday, Aug 8 - 9:39 p.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Sunday, August 9, 2009

Not much has changed. Grant is improving, but only a tiny bit each day. He still does not have an ANC and no ability to fight infection – so the mouth soars are still killing him. The methotrexate is out of his system and his blood chemistry is back to normal. He is still not talking, but we think it just hurts too much. The morphine he is on just knocks him out.

We got him out of the room a couple of times - though I doubt he will remember it. He was really out of it. I did get him to laugh though - at a song I made up about poop. Who knew I would have to sink to that level to get a rise out of him. Actually, David and I have pulled out all the stops. David has even put me on his shoulders and tried to dance with me up there. It did get a little smile from him, but poop songs work better.

David’s parents have been wonderful and have taken Claire all week to Waco and to Dallas to see her cousins. It has been good for her and good for us. With Grant being in the hospital so much, David and I almost never see each other. So this week has been good for us. He has stayed up here with me every night. My parents came last night and stayed with Grant so that we could go out to dinner. Tonight, Mike came up to watch him and we actually got to go to church together. It was so good to be able to talk and be together through all this. He is out right now picking up a pizza and a bottle of wine. We are so bad! We are going to drink a glass of wine out of a Dixie cup and pretend it is a typical Saturday night and ignore the sounds of the hospital.

Anyway - I feel better about things. I think once his ANC is back, Grant will be too.