Friday evening was great. Maggie was in great spirits, in no pain and chattier than I’ve seen her in weeks. It was fantastic to have my sweetie back. Mom Mary brought us a steak and potatoes supper and my mom, Nickie, drove in to visit. We had a great time. It was almost like old times again.
The steroids that are helping Maggie feel better are also helping Maggie avoid sleeping. Saturday morning she finally gave up at some ridiculous hour, like 4AM, and went upstairs to paint. After the rest of the world got up we headed to Omletry for breakfast with the mom’s. About half way through breakfast she crashed and that was pretty much it for the rest of the day until around 6PM. Then she was up again, visiting with friends and chatting up a storm. She told me at one point she felt great. Awesome. I went for a comfort-food supper while she and Florencia cooked up tilapia and pickled onions. I’m sure they had a grand ol’ time.
Last night was ok sleep. And today she’s been blowing and going like nothing could possibly be wrong.
We’ll be leaving soon to see The Wizards at MD Anderson. The fun starts tomorrow at 8AM. And yes, I’ll have my laptop fired up and writing updates as things happen. We think the schedule is:
- Monday – tests and doctor’s visits
- Tuesday – More tests and check in to the hospital
- Wednesday – early morning surgery for the catheter and mid-morning chemo
- Thursday – check out and head back home
Many, many thank you’s to Lori for house sitting while we are away. And taking care of the Niko. Flo has selflessly volunteered to care for Kali. Thank you so much. Hopefully Kali won’t beat up your dog too much.
BTW, Kali was just an angel this morning. Maybe the cold weather has caused her to settle down and be sweet but she just stole my heart, all snuggled up to Maggie, rolling over for belly rubs and taking treats like a sweet, well-mannered princess. It was a wonderful sight to behold. Flo, maybe you got the better end of the deal after all.