Thursday June 4, 09 Day #14 past chemo #10
The NVA physical therapist who is a wound specialist came today to treat the wound. She cleaned it with a local antiseptic and then packed it with gauze soaked with antibiotic cream. She taught Dad how to do the wound treatment and what to look for if it gets worse or doesn't respond. She said she would change treatments if this happens. I feel so much better. The cancer may be out of our control, but an infection and a non healing wound is something we surely can treat wisely.
Mary the VNA nurse that Dad likesso mch is coming tomorrow. He already has a list of questions for her. She seems to bring him peace with her compassionate advice. She helped him the other day on the telephone trying to straighten out all of Val's pills she is taking.
I guess our/my biggest concern is Val's lack of intact of food and fluids. She knows she should be eating and drinking to gain strength and fight off further infection, but she just can't. She barely intakes 8 ounces of drinkable fluid a day ( water, Ensure, drinkable yogurts).
Love and prayers to Val always......Salynn