Welcome to Show and Tell Friday! Thank you all for the warm comments you left two weeks ago and sorry for not posting last week! My ex-husband was released from the hospital last Friday so we were still going to the hospital every night after work last week and I didn't have time to write a post.
Joe is staying with us for now and he seems to be doing okay although he's not eating much and he's very tired. We don't know how much time we have left with him. He has stage 4 pancreatic cancer. There is no cure. I'm happy that he is here and that Lauren has this precious time with her dad. The first week after the diagnosis was really hard but now we are settling into it and making the best of the time we have left with him. He's staying in Lauren's room and she's sleeping with me but she got really sick this week with 101 degree fever so I've been sleeping on the sofa the last 3 nights so I don't catch it! I sure hope I can stay healthy but I feel a twinge of a sore throat tonight so I'm getting a little worried.
Sorry I try to keep my blog positive and happy but there are some things that are important to share. If you or anyone you know is losing weight for no apparent reason please see a doctor right away. Joe had lost his appetite and had been losing weight for months before he was diagnosed. He also started having a pain in his upper right abdomen. He then got to the point where he couldn't keep any food down but he thought he had the stomach flu (almost two weeks of this). It was actually the tumor blocking the bottom of his stomach so he couldn't digest any food. These are all signs of pancreatic cancer but we didn't know that until he got jaundice (yellow skin and eyes) and we took him to the doctor. I'm not sure it would have made a lot of difference but I wish he would have gone to the doctor months ago. I'm sharing this so you all know the symptoms.
Okay...now on to Show and Tell Friday...
This week I'm sharing this beautiful orchid that someone brought him. It's huge! It has another branch of buds above the one that you can see.
I'll do my best to find something to post about every week but I know you will understand if I miss a week here and there.
Thanks to all of you that join in on Show and Tell Friday every week and thanks to all of you who leave such nice comments!