Friday, April 17, 2009

04/15/09 Follow up visit

Ron had his follow up visit post hospital stay on Wednesday. Ron is battling bronchitis so she prescribed an antibiotic and nebulizer. They both seem to be helping tremendously. The appointment was pretty routine. We are doing a slow taper of his steroids back down to probably 20mgs. The most notable part is that his doctor wants us to go visit the Cleveland Clinic. The experts on this condition are located there. There has been a doctor with the clinic consulting on his case since the beginning however his doctor thinks it is time to actually go. We aren't sure when, but probably in May sometime. His coordination and speech are almost back completely to normal, however some of the residual balance issues can be attributed to the fluid in his ears from the cold. We go back in 3 weeks for another follow up. I will keep you posted. Thank you all again for the positive thoughts!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Update on Ron

Ron was released from the hospital on March 27th after spending 6 days in the hospital. They did 5 days of high dose IV steroids and put him back on the oral chemo. He has a small amout of coordination issue on his left side but that is improving daily as is his speech. We won't know for another week or two the extent of any long term effects from the newest strokes. I am already noticing some new changes in his personality however I am sure a lot of that can be attributed to the higher dose oral steroids. I will update again after his follow up visit with his doctor. Thank y'all again for all the positive thoughts and encouragement!