Bruce will be having Tracheostomy surgery on December 12 and then will receive a PEG feeding port.
He will need 2 to 4 weeks to heal and should then be able to talk and swallow normally. His current Ventilator can be adjusted to work with the Trache.
We are getting out of the house quite a bit now and walking to places nearby so we are not at home as much as before.
A good rule of thumb is this: If the garage door is up, we are home. If it is down we are not home. We suggest calling before you come and will do our best to make sure that we have the phone with us and can hear it. If there is an emergency with Bruce I will let you know, so don’t worry. 🙂
Our old friend John Norwood came to see us, it was wonderful to visit with him.
Judi brought dinner. thanks!
Glenn Peroni, our good friend (he is a paramedic/firefighter) from Leesburg is coming on the 15th to visit.
Our Cabana Boy is busier than a one armed paper hanger and has not been able to get down to see us. Nurse Tain will be here the second week of December.
Our personal IT expert and friend (David Christian) came over to help calibrate new eye gaze computer system, but we have discovered that the ventilator interface (mask) is throwing it off. That will change soon enough.
Bruce has discontinued taking the Rilutek as we discovered that it was that drug that was making him so sick, and we were not sure at this point that it had any positive significant benefit. Dr. Rob has also offered a lot of insight from the Gastrenterology world, thank you so much.
Love to all and thank you for your help, thoughts and prayers.
Continuing and looking forward to enjoying a lot more sunrises…….