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Ashley heart is now in Rhythm
Wednesday, February 17, 2016      6 comments

Monday 2/15 the cardiologist did a TEE test and then shocked Ashley's heart 1 time and it got him out of A-Fib (Flutter). Yeah!!! We had hopes he would be allowed to come home Tuesday--then Wednesday--now maybe Thursday but I am not holding my... Read more
Ashley still in the Hospital
Friday, February 12, 2016      11 comments

I had such high hopes for Thursday but they fell through--he is still in the hospital. When the meds bring his heart rate down, the blood pressure goes tooo low--get blood pressure up and heart rate goes to high. Having the same problem with h... Read more
Some good news
Sunday, February 07, 2016      9 comments

Today the oncologist said Ashley's white cells are now up to 2.2 and his platelets have come up from 15 to 130 so that is good. They will not give him another shot in his stomach to help increase white cells cause it puts strain on his heart. ... Read more
Ashley in the hospital
Saturday, February 06, 2016      7 comments

Friday I took Ashley to the dr. again. His left thumb joint, right foot were red and swollen. Apple Care told us we needed to go see his oncologist so we went to Waycross (40 min. from home) to see Dr. Sri but he was gone and we saw his partne... Read more
Ashley Update--Things looking up!
Thursday, January 28, 2016      7 comments

Ashley finally god his new meds Jan. 20 and yesterday he had blood work again after taking the new med a week--platelet count 12/30 was 1819 and 1/27 was 554. That means the med did work for him and it did not bottom out his white blood cells. ... Read more
Ashley Med Update
Wednesday, January 20, 2016      4 comments

Thanks goodness he now has the medicine to reduce his platelets! He has already taken first pill of the day and will take another tonight. The directions are 1 pill twice a day. Next Wednesday he has blood work again and we see Dr. Sri on Thu... Read more
I need to Vent--Frustrated!
Sunday, January 10, 2016      13 comments

Dec. 31 Ashley saw Dr. Sri (hematologist) and Ashley's blood work was not good. His white cells had increased--good, but his platelets had over doubled--very bad. Dr. prescribed a new med that was not suppose to be expensive. He ordered it a... Read more
Great News --Eye Update 12/22
Wednesday, December 23, 2015      7 comments

I did not blog yesterday as was so busy when we finally got home from Brunswick and I admit, I was tired. When I saw Dr. Stackhouse I told him I just wanted him to say that my new stitch was still there and it had sealed and was not leaking. ... Read more
Chicken Cabbage stir fry--a really good 1-pot meal
Sunday, December 20, 2015      6 comments

Several asked about the new recipe Ashley and I tried Saturday and here is the recipe. We followed the directions but next time will add some more veggies that we like. Chicken Cabbage Stir Fry Ingredients --3 chicken breast halves ... Read more
Eye Update 12/16/15
Wednesday, December 16, 2015      5 comments

Today was the day I did not want to come. We got to Brunswick about 9 a.m. and my appointment was suppose to be at 9:15. I finally saw Dr. Stackhouse about 11 and my eye was still leaking--that meant he needed to put the stitch back in that ha... Read more
Not Happy with Dr. Visit today
Wednesday, December 09, 2015      11 comments

I saw Dr. Stackhouse this morning--eye surgeon. He was very pleased with how my eye was looking--except one of the stitches had broke. That was ok until he noticed that my eye was "leaking" and that was not good. He did remove the broken stit... Read more
Ashley's Update
Friday, December 04, 2015      7 comments

Thursday we got his blood work results and Dr. Sri said to quit taking the chemo med as he is too sensitive to it and his white cells are tooo low. He is not taking anything right now and will have to go for blood work in 2 weeks and see how th... Read more
Nov. 23 update
Monday, November 23, 2015      8 comments

Nov. 19 I had a cornea transplant in my right eye. Nov. 20 I had to see the surgeon again to have the patch removed and make sure all looked ok--it went well. He did put a soft contact on the eye to help it stay in place and not "leak." Not s... Read more
Cornera Transplant Over
Friday, November 20, 2015      6 comments

Thursday I finally got my new cornea in my right eye. I have not had much pain--just a little touchiness and very sensitive to light today. This morning Dr. Stackhouse took off the bandage/shield, was very pleased with how things looked, and t... Read more
A Question and an Update
Tuesday, November 17, 2015      8 comments

Update first--Thursday I am scheduled to have my cornea transplant. I have done some research on the computer and was surprised to see that it may take a year to really heal and be ready for new glasses. I will do the best I can I am look... Read more

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