Jan. 6 ,
Liza is so true how your blogs are keeping us connected to our loved ones and I read them to Kit... and he is moved by all of you and what you say... you are encouraging us big time!!!!
Last night , was a tough night. Kit really wants to be home on Maui... last night he told me that he has had the most fulfilling life... so blessed...so loved... and that he is ready to go be with the Lord. He was just praying out loud to the Lord, thanking Him for everything , his full and rich life... his loving family and friends...and asking Him to bring him Home( to Heaven) . He was in alot of pain... but eventually fell asleep and today is a new day.
He does not have an appetite. He had one bite of eggs and drank some Ensure... and that is it. The blood work came back today... and Kit needs another red blood cell transfusion. The oncologist just came in and convinced Kit that he needs to stay here on Oahu for awhile longer to keep getting antibiotics and to not give up yet. Even though , his white blood cells are still at 0 , only a few neutraphils... his doctor believes that Kit might still be responding to the chemo and that his body is slow making the new blood cells. The platelets are holding from the transfusion yesterday. So... we are not coming home right yet.... tonight... when everyone is out of the hallway... we are going to try and take a walk... the doctor really recommended that he do that... to change the scenery..Maybe after the red blood cells... he will have the energy to do that... Right now... he just lays in bed and sleeps... his sleep is not too restful because his brain is working over time... and he just keeps talking about things... He just said something about "the secret garden" ... maybe that book... we read to the Maisha years ago... I don't know... it is funny the things that he says...
I had a great experience this a.m. Out in front of Kaiser there is a little stand where they sell good coffee and sometimes, I go get a cup in the a.m. Well, today I did and the lady in front of me was buying Earl Grey tea.. she was an older tiny petite japanese woman... who was wearing this adorable vintage hat... (she had had chemo ) ...she reminded me of an old Bonjo... with her unique style.... I asked her what doctor she was seeing... and then I ran back to Kit's room and got this box of Earl Grey tea... that an angel from Maui...Robyn Iaea had sent to Kit with other goodies...yesterday.... Kit is not much of a tea drinker..nor am I.... but these tea bags that Robyn sent ... were too adorable to waste on people that are not tea drinkers. They were packaged in little triangular shaped boxes.. hanging from a string with a leaf on the end... They were so cute and I knew this lady would love them..so.. I wrote her a note and brought them to her and she was so happy and thankful.. SO.. Robyn .. thank you for letting me bless someone with that gift for Kit.
I think that Kit is starting to lose his thick hair( ha..) I see hair on his pillow.. He has not shaved... because the electric shaver that I bought him was junk and his placelets are too low to shave with a blade.. so... he is growing a white beard ...
CW... I think that was the person... I am trying to think of anything to say.... to keep you informed.
I love reading your comments.. all of them... you just don't
know how your words minister to Kit and me. You are such wonderful family and friends.. that have made our life so rich...thank you for reaching out to Kit...and me. ... and our family. love,shelly