This is a blog intended to bring our family and friends closer by giving them an opportunity to participate in a web discussion. I am new to blogging, so I don't know where this is going to take us, but hey, it's the 21st Century. Peace

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Who is Dr. FunGuyz best patient?

Mary Ruth of course.
I did bring Mary home on Friday. What a relief. She only wishes she felt better, but that will come with time, as we are told. Food is an issue at home as it was in the hospital. The issues are complex. First there is taste and texture...little taste and strange texture. Then there's keeping it down and, unfortunately in. Being a trooper, Mary has tried to let nature take its course but that means occasional vomiting and diarrhea. I'm sure that's what you want to hear, huh? Well, Zofran and Imodium are available and her reluctance to use them to their full prescriptive potential has definitely been stimulated by nature taking its course. Needless to say, this is an ongoing issue.
Our meeting with Dr. Fung opened with a hug and a kiss for Mary. Her counts were amazing. He emphasized that this was only day thirteen and that she was released on day ten. (practically unheard of) Her cells are growing and they are very healthy. We don't have to see him for a week. He is almost ready to hand Mary back to Dr. Robin. That will be a joyous time.
We did enter into a discussion about how the timing of harvesting Mary's cells and storing them at Rush could not happen today. Rush no longer harvests and stores just in case cells. It has to do with insurance and politics. Mary and I discussed that Drs. Robin, Fung and Venu should write a paper using Mary's case and a reason that this practice should continue. I am sure we will suggest it.
Well, I don't have much else to report other than I am pretty much done with school psychologically and emotionally. I really only have about eleven days (as if I were counting) plus two years to go. I'm thinking that the the eleven days will feel like two years and the two years will fly by.
Nora is definitely in the home stretch of her sophomore year. She and her roommate Elsa were elected to be pledge Moms for next year. We are told it is quite and honor and a very important role in the sorority. Speaking of sorority, Delta Chi was asked to see the grand inquisitor regarding some pledge practices. Some parent called to complain about his or her daughter's treatment...can you imagine? Anyway, Nora did a find job defending the traditions of the pledge process but agreed to suspend the tradition of leading the girls into Mississippi River with blindfolds on. She also will be taking two month- long courses this summer in order to get some prerequisites for student teaching taken care of. One can pay now or pay later but one thing for certain is that we will pay.
Well, that's about it for now. Keep in touch.
Peace to you and to those you love.


  • At 11:23 AM , Anonymous Cindy said...

    Terrific news to read you are home Mary! We continue to send up our prayers for a full recovery and I'm confident you will get there. Thanks Rob for keeping everyone informed about Mary's progress. Miss you guys! Love to you both and Nora...Cindy (and John)


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