Why the Redwood Forest slideshow?

Judy had always loved trees, and in 2008 we spent some time among the California Redwoods. Some of the ingredients in Judy's chemo cocktail were derived from trees (not Redwoods but Yews). We always knew that Judy loved the trees, and the trees got their chance to repay her affection.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Catheter gone, NG tube out, bag a-fillin'

The past few days have brought a lot of improvement for Judy. Even though she is still in room 555, things are looking up. Without the catheter and the NG tube, getting in and out of the bed is much easier. Also, Judy has started to consume clear liquids (jello, broth, popsicles), and that in turn is adding to the bowel activity that started a few days ago. She is still in the learning curve regarding the colostomy bag, but there is great help and advice from the nurses. We don't have any idea yet when she can finally leave, but I think we're getting closer.

Dr. Phillips just made his rounds and was happy with Judy's progress, and she will start some more solid foods soon. Stay tunedJudy is ready to start the real fight, against the damn cancer, soon again.



Carl S said...

Great news judy ! keep living strong ! cause im ready for a sandwich!.Ha Ha Ha Love Carl

Gail said...

Judy, I will be in Lubbock Friday the 20th. Feel like a visit with an old chemo buddy??

Judy Austin said...

Gail, I just talked to her and she would LOVE to see you. Room 555, Covenant Lakeside, or call her at 725-7555. Jürgen

Cindi said...

Awesome news Judy!!!!!!! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that you will be heading home soon!!!
Cindi :)

Judy and Doug said...

Yay!!! Glad you are feeling better and getting around easier. That trip home is getting closer and closer. Take care and stay strong.

Love ya... Judy and Doug

Nancy said...

You, my dear lady, are SUCH an inspiration. I have never seen you without a smile - except maybe when you hade a gutter ball or two. Know that I pray for you and have no doubt you'll be back bringing smiles to all of our faces soon. Love ya - Nancy Klemme SRCH

wtca said...

We will in town on Tuesday(24th) for a meeting and would love to drop by in the morning if possible. Let us know what you think.

Karen and Scot