Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Big John

Not very good news today on the Big John front. The cancer has metastasized into the bone, the right hip bone to be precise. He has been put on Zoledronic acid and will start further chemo for both the hip and the esophageal node. The very brief honeymoon period (no chemo, lots of hair growing back, relative comfort) is over. His hip has been hurting him for a couple of weeks and now we know why. "Eat your brownies even if it isn't night time, Dad. It's okay. It's your medicine now" says J. He's getting his THC in every shape and form, in brownies, in drops, on those tiny breath-strip papers, in tablets. It's getting him through the days. Still, he's severely dehydrated and next week they'll give him a feeding tube into his stomach.


Susan Champlin said...

I'm so, so sorry, Miss W. Cancer is a giant pissy bitch. Sending love to you and the Maharishi and Big John. I've never met him, but love him through your blog. xo

CampusLady said...

Oh Bumble, I am so sad to hear this news. Please let me know if I can do anything practical to help. My love and thoughts are with you and the Maharishi. It is shocking how quickly this has happened to such a strong and vibrant man, who I will always think of with a mischievous twinkle in his eye. Much love to you all xxxx