After a stop at Sonic and Lowe's (where, again, my expected pick up occurred promptly), we got gas and milk. Butch was alert and we conversed about a lot of things, including plans for the upcoming weeks. Most will involve in-person or phone consultations with medical professionals.
So the leg, below the knee, is gone. That horrible, non-stop pain in his toe is a faint memory. He has a new pain in the "stump," which I'm learning how to wrap. And the top of his head still needs attention 3x a day (they took good care of that in the hospital) and it is healing nicely.
But tho that battle is under some control finally, the war still rages. Besides the head lesion, his blood sugar is a constant up/down experience that, even in the hospital, they had a time trying to regulate. And his cancer needs to get attention again: they want to start radiation ASAP. His stomach ulcer continues to be under scrutiny but doesn't seem to be a major or even minor issue. His appetite is good and his pain level goes up and down with his body: standing is the worse, sitting is still painful, and lying down it's minimal. But lying down doesn't exercise his body, so there are a lot of pain changes. Of course he has medication for it, but he prefers to use it minimally.
He's still not up to visitors, but I'm not exactly beating them off with a stick since CoVid19 regulations and recommendations discourage gatherings.
So things are going smoothly and we have more to be thankful for than I can start to list.
His cell phone is 951-322-5977 and the house phone is 951-780-1799. But he sleeps a lot. Email is email@example.com
Again, thanks for prayers and healing thoughts. And to those who took my birthday donation consideration to heart and donated to pancreatic cancer research, the goal of $200 netted 5x that amount; we were able to increase the funds for the battle against this disease by $1000! I'm overwhelmed. Bless you.