Tuesday, January 8, 2008

More Important Things.....

Yesterday was an odd day.....but when I reread my post from yesterday....I realized that I haven't said anything about the reasonably good news that we've had recently. On January 3rd they took Jim off of the portable oxygen machine that he's been using for the last couple of months...(I should have taken a picture of him putting lights on the Christmas tree with oxygen hoses all around) (Or a picture of our rabbit biting into the hose before we could catch her...) He's thrilled to be finally able to walk anywhere in the house without being attached. He went down into the basement for the first time in a long time....and you'd think he was going on a trip...very exciting!
He's still not completely well....the inflammation in his lungs is still there (They can't find a source for it) and he still has the bug in his lungs that they can't get rid of....but he's better than he was in October. Now they want to start him on huge doses of Steroids (Prednesone) and another drug called Imuran to try to cut the inflammation down. Both drugs have side effects....they have to watch that the steroids don't affect his liver and his sight and it's likely that he'll gain weight. And the Imuran has it's own list of side effects...but we're just grateful that there is something to try!

5 comments:

Paula said...

That is good news!! I'm sure Jim is thrilled to be able to move about freely!!

Sharon said...

I am glad there is some news. Get well Jim!

Marnie said...

WOO HOO Go Jim!

Godelieve said...

Good news!! Wishing you all the best!

Susan said...

OMG!! this is awesome news!!!
and yeah...he is going to gain weight....because he is going to eat everything in site! tell the bunny to watch out! lol!!

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