we have taken the next step on toby's post-surgical journey and moved down the hall to the regular inpatient unit at mskcc. today the chest tube was removed and toby drank 2 bottles of milk, a cup of chocolate ensure, some strawberries and a hard-boiled egg. he didn't touch the french toast.
he's still puffy and his weight check today confirmed that he's retaining more than 5 pounds of liquid. we hope that he'll be more comfortable tomorrow. most likely he will be weaned from the iv pain meds on sunday and start oral morphine instead. dr. kushner and dr. laquaglia conferred and if all goes well over the next days, toby will start his 4th cycle of chemo on monday or tuesday.
we received a whopping 146 comments after my last post. and we have read them all, three times over. we are blown away by your love, friendship and support. your words have given us so much hope and the strength to carry on. thank you.
love, mooki + stephen
Ed Clark, Christmas Guest
8 months ago