Family and Friends of George McCracken

George McCracken is my Father. He's 73 years old. This past September he was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. Our family is spread across the country spanning three time zones and this blog is an attempt to create a place where we can all share information. Feel free to post updates from calls home to Ma or whatever related random thoughts you might feel like sharing.

Friday, October 29, 2004

Courage

How truly honored we are to be able to call this man Dad. He has shown us the true meaning of courage. One of the side effects of PC is the rapid change in taste and appetite. Kevin and Kim have been fantastic in running around to find some food or juice that Dad might like. If his nutrition keeps improving, the Dr will be able to start chemo, provided the clots have also improved. The day before I left for NC he'd been out to the kitchen twice, and ate supper there. I'm going to send up a butt cushion so it's more comfortable to sit. I was thrilled when he came to the kitchen the morning I left to have juice with me.
As far as the arrythmia goes, I wonder if it has something to do with Dad being in the hospital? He gets very upset and nervous although he knows that he needs to be there.
Home health will be a blessing to everyone. They'll have ideas to help improve nutrition and mobility, and Dad is looking forward to the help.
Thats all I have for now, I'll check back after Dad's appt. today.
Love to all, Eileen

1 Comments:

At October 29, 2004 at 10:51 AM, Blogger Dennis said...

I could not have said this any better myself Eileen...

 

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