Well PPL made it home from the rehab facility on Tuesday, August 13th. It was on this day that he also completed his 3rd round of chemo. 👍🏻🙏🏻🙌🏻
He has been receiving therapy through home health since his arrival home. If I’m being honest, there have been complaints prior to their arrival and even after they leave, BUT man does he ever put on that award winning smile the minute one of them walks through the front door?!?!?!🤦🏻♀️🤷🏻♀️😁
There have also been good days, bad days and maybe some “so, so” days in between. We do our best to focus on the good ones, which brings me to today’s update.
My sister and I took my dad back to Duke for his August (8 week) check up this time. We gave Maw Maw Jackie a much needed break. He seemed ok with this decision and was even happier when we let him have dessert for dinner and a popcorn/Coke combo for breakfast!!! We did, however, have a rolling out of bed incident at 3AM 😳 (no harm, no foul) but that’s a story for another day!!!😂
I am overwhelmed with emotion (and PRAISING THE LORD JESUS CHRIST) to report we received WONDERFUL news....another stable scan!!!!!! No new growth and the cancer cells continue to DIE!!!!!!🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️ We could not have been more thankful when Dr. D came in and said “well Mr. Larry, your brain looks great”!!!!!!!! The only change from his July scan was what they called a slight “FLAIR”, but said that was to be expected since he’s been taken completely off the steroids & will dissipate over time.
SO, we are headed back home with happy, grateful hearts & STRICT orders from Dr. D to stay OUT of ALL hospitals or rehab facilities from now until he returns to Duke in late October!!!!👈🏼😂
I would also like to thank Randy and Edye Bullard for delivering us safely to and from Duke (yet AGAIN), so that we did not have to put my dad on a commercial flight. We are forever grateful!❤️
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