Early last week, Raymond told us that he doesn’t need us to stay once he gets into a routine of treatment. He’s happy in the Sierra Home Health in T or C and since they are scheduling and transporting him during the radiation and chemo, we feel released. Golden Bell is still willing to have us come and we plan to leave New Mexico on June 14.
Last week we were in Las Cruces more than once. The first was a surprise visit with Phil and Pat Cox, who were on their way from their home in Arkansas to visit in Green Valley, Arizona. We’ve known Phil since church camp years. We attended the same church in Wichita before we even had kids and then we lost track of him for a while. Good ole Facebook brought us together again! It’s so much fun to spend time with them. We met at a cafe with patio seating since they brought their puppy along. She’s hiding under the table!
Raymond had an appointment with his oncologist the same day as his PET scan, so it was a long day. His appointment was at 1:40, but it was 3:00 when he got in and the scan appointment was about the same time. Everyone was accommodating, so it all got done, but he wasn’t back in T or C until 6:30. The next day he had a PICC line inserted, also in Las Cruces. Tomorrow he has radiation at 9:45, which means leaving T or C about 8:30. Several days he has more than one appointment and the scheduler thinks it would be easier on Raymond to go down, come back and rest a bit before taking the trip again. I’m not sure how that’s going to work but with a lot of prayer, I’m sure it will.
Another prayer concern is that his breathing is sounding very labored and his oxygen levels are a little low. Pneumonia is always a concern, but we’re hoping to talk to his doctor tomorrow and maybe have more news.
On a brighter note, Rae is growing like a weed. She now weighs 2 lbs. 14.5 oz., closing in on 3 pounds! This picture shows her in a hat with a bow like the sweet little girl she is. They haven’t had a hat on her before that we had seen and the blanket covering her is an addition, too. I’m sure Marc and Jordan are very anxious for her to be sleeping in her own crib at home! Sweet dreams, precious Rae!