ginnyde Posted June 24, 2004 Share Posted June 24, 2004 I made the decision that I was going to tell Earl right before the doctor was to call at 8:00. I received the oscar for best actress in a tragedy last night because from 5:30 until 7:45 I was the picture of everything is normal. Earl is so strong. He just sat there - no tears, no historonics?? He asked some questions and I was a blubbering idiot - so much for that oscar. Of course, the dr. did not call at 8:00. By 8:45 I called our friend who is the nursing supervisor at Fox Chase and asked her if she could see if our dr was still at the hospital. Well, he was not but was on call, so the operator patched here through. He told him she was my good friend and that I was expecting a call from him. She said he acted very human - being upset about not calling and he called here immediately. The call I had with him in the morning he really pooh poohed anymore treatment. His conversation with Earl last night seemed very different (I was on the extension). He really seemed to encourage Earl to get the WBR. Earl told him he wanted to leave no stone unturned. I am calling this am to set up appt with radiation oncologist. Earl is really not walking - uses a walker but only to get from bed to downstairs and back. But his appetite is great (maybe steroids, but who cares) and his mind is basically fine. I told him and the dr. that I support him 1,000,000,000,000%. At the end of the call, the dr's excuse for not calling is that he was out with his 8 year old walking the dog and eating cookies. My last remark to him was, while you were doing that we were sitting here crying. Thank you, thank you for your support. Boy, did I miss you guys when the board was down. And thank you again Katie and Rick. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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