Posted August 13, 2018 Herb came home Thursday. August 9. Three days each week, he has a full-day health aide, Kay manages the other days. On the days Kay is home without the aide, she would love some assistance so she can get out of the house to do things - please see the Ways-to-Help calendar. Herb had his first radiation treatment today, Aug. 13, and will have an appointment five days per week for six weeks. He also started his chemo treatment today - one pill each day for a year. Herb seems much more stable on his feet but still tires easily. The highlight of the weekend was 10+ minutes on his stationary bike (thanks Andy).
Posted August 5, 2018 Herb should be in his home as of Friday, August 10. Kay will be living with and be caring for him. Ruby, a Care Companion, will be helping Herb when Kay goes to work. Herb is a fall risk patient and needs a caregiver 24 hours each day. Kay needs your help on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. A few hours each day would be helpful to let Kay do other things (exercise, haircuts, check on her own house, you know - stuff).
Sunday, August 19, we need someone to be with Herb most of the day (this can be several people tag-teaming) while Kay takes her daughter to college.
Please check the 'Ways to Help" section and sign up if you have the time.
----------- Posted July 22, 2018.
Herb and Kay enjoyed a fabulous first quarter of 2018. They visited the Bahamas in January, New Zealand and Australia in March.
Q2 was significantly different. Herb started noticing unusual aches/pains in April and in May had some disorientation while on his bike.
In late June Herb was experiencing headaches and numbness on his left side. Turns out Herb needed to have a cancerous brain tumor removed on July 5th. Herb is now (as of July 13) in rehab at Gaylord in Wallingford, CT and will appreciate your support as he works hard to recuperate. Herb is expected to be back in his home mid-August.
Herb has already started Occupational and Physical Therapies. Going forward he will need chemo and radiation therapies.
Herb retains his sense of humor, just prior to his surgery he asked his surgeon if they would play "If I only had a Brain" during the procedure.