Sunday, June 8, 2008
Time Will Tell
We're at a standstill now and all we can do is wait and see.
At least three times that Mike had been hospitalized, it was actually said to us (or inferred) "this is the beginning of the end". While in the hospital, Mike has always been truly sick, his schedule was thrown off and he's not in his own environment.
Each time he would come home (especially after the comments we received), we expected the worst. Each time he came home though, he rallied and wound up being stronger than ever. He's our "Energizer Bunny".
We can only wonder when that rallying will stop. We've been told to expect the worst so many times, when will it actually happen?
Mike's eating has slowed down tremendously. Right now, I'm not sure it's enough for him to thrive. Mike's strict instructions to me right after he was diagnosed, was no feeding tubes of any kind. It was his decision. As difficult as it is for me, I KNOW it was what he wanted. We will continue to nourish him as much as we can and hope for the best. If all goes well tonight, Mike will be coming home tomorrow.
Could all this be a result of the UTI? Yes. Could it be the progression of the disease? Yes.
Only time will tell.
(This picture was taken today at the hospital while Mike was resting)