Thursday, June 4, 2009

Where to begin...

So I got to thinking that a website might be a good idea for anyone who is interested in keeping tabs with Pop. You all can keep track of his progress and what's going on here on Flax Rd.

I have wanted to do this for a little while now and I just rearranged some furniture in the living room so I can actually use the computer without completely blocking Nana's view of her soaps. But I guess we can just get to it then...

Today Vic went to his diabetes doctor, and we got some okay news. His chest is clear, his mouth is healed up, and the edema in his ankles is getting better, but he still hasn't gained weight and his blood pressure was a little low again. Nothing terrible, but the weight thing is a concern for a couple of his doctors. Me and Nana have been trying to give him high fat foods, and he seems to have a good appetite - but still no weight gain.

Yesterday he got a half-dose of chemo, his blood-pressure and weight were too low for the doctor to do a full dose, but they didn't want to wait any longer for another treatment. Before going to the doctor, Vic managed to take a spill in the living room and get a nice gash on his hand. He's tripped over the rug several times with his walker the past few days, so Nana and I are thinking its a good idea to get it out of the living room - easier said than done.

Well, that's all for now. More to come soon.


  1. Nice start! keep up the good work!

  2. Thank you for doing this blog; we've been thinking about Vic and Meta ; we sent him a card but this is great to hear how he's doing. We'll keep him in our thoughts (and you and Meta too!) Rotten chemo; just went through this with my friend who fought (and is so far winning) advanced cervical cancer. Hang in there Uncle Vic!

    Cousin Heidi and Brant

  3. Great idea Meg!...Need help with the rug? I have Monday and Wed off in the AM.