Jeff has almost no control over his left arm. Although he has been on dexamethasone for a week and had 1 radiation treatment, things are not better. But they aren't supposed to be for at least a week. Time takes time, I tell him but he is so frustrated and frustrating. Fortunately, it's his left hand and not his right hand. Since 2 sites showed up on the CT scan, Dr. Tisdale thinks there are some that just haven't yet so Jeff's whole head will be radiated. He has to wear a mask that's like Hannibal Lector's but the sessions only last a minute or 2, really.
Sooooooo, last night in an attempt to lower a window, he knocked over a lamp and broke it. Not really a big deal, but that lamp represented my first and only foray into ceramics 30 years ago. A pink ginger jar attempt. Now, I will have to buy another or not. He's very frustrated and frustrating. Then later he took the hall lamp out as well.
I will work for him on Monday at Greenwave Pharmacy. There the work flow demands that he not only check the prescriptions but also bag them. Not so easy with the fine motor skills of an 18 month old.
Progress is slow but we continue to be amazed at the kindness and support of our co-workers. I was splitting my time between the Johnson City clinic (an hour away) and Abingdon to get my hours in until the Abingdon Clinic goes 5 days a week. (We are now at 2 1/2 days/week). Dr. Halstead and Greg (office manager) said I should get all my hours here in Abingdon so I can be local if Jeff has a problem. The clinic is a 20 minute walk from my house. So now I am going in the days the clinic is closed and doing chart review, formatting treatment contracts for chronic pain, etc. there's always plenty to do.
As I write this, dishes are crashing in the kitchen. Oh, well. We'll get some paper plates.