Just wanna give another shout out to all those keeping my mom in their thoughts and prayers. Youse guys rock, and deserve a little update.
Although the chemo made her pretty sick, the treatments appear to be effective. Her main mass of cells appears to be shrinking already–which is all good news!
However, still some drama… the symptoms of the chemotherapy can mask the symptoms of a heart attack, which she indeed had last week. So–she’s back in the hospital right after coming home from the therapy. As of today, she’s feeling much better, and was talking her head off and quite awake and alert. She hasn’t been able to talk or eat this clearly in some time, so that’s improvement on the cancer side, and is fairly recovered from the chemo now, too.
She definitely had the proteins one gets in the blood from a heart attack, and is still experiencing some chest and shoulder pain. She’ll be undergoing a heart catheterization tomorrow (Monday) to check out the heart muscle and surrounding blood vessels to see if and/or what damage may have occurred.
We told her if she liked spending so much time at the hospital, she should just cut to the chase and become an RN or doctor. She was, in fact, amused… 🙂
In other news, Dahood and I ended up dragging a deer down a big hill near one of our cousins’ places. He did not get it with his new (to him) .44 Magnum Super Redhawk. Much to his chagrin, it was gotten by the cousin with another weapon because Dave hadn’t fired the gun before, and wasn’t sure of the shot. So he hesitated, trying to decide to take the shot, and then the deer was down. A six-pointer, but not too huge.
We later did some test firing, and it shoots really nicely at 25 and 50 yards. Hopefully, we’ll see some deer jerky at some point…
And that’s all the news that’s fit to print, for right now. Cheers.