The above photo is what Gavin does when it is suddenly very quiet - Yes that is pancake syrup.
I hope everyone had a great Father's day. It was wonderful for Troy to spend time with his boys, even if he wasn't feeling that great (see photo). Troy feels that every battle he fights from cancer is a battle to stay with his boys and a chance to be a great dad. I know that my dad has always been there for me and is one of my biggest fans. Troy wants to be all that and more for his boys. He such a good father and husband and I am looking forward to seeing him spend many more Father's days with his boys.
We were able to get to church on Father's day and that was great. The music, the message, everything was a boost to our spirits. Troy is having more and more pouch complications and it is getting really hard for him to leave the house. The poor guy spends so much time in the bathroom it is sometimes hard for him to believe that better days are coming.
We saw the surgeon the other day and his wants to perform surgery the week of July 19th. We see him again next week for a pre-op appointment and hopefully we will have a more concrete date and time. Troy has to not only have the colorectal surgeon but a urologist must be present for the surgery as well, so hopefully we won't have problems getting that coordinated. A urologist must be present to put stents in the ureters so that the surgeon doesn't cut them when clearing any scar tissue that may have developed since his surgery in January.
Troy is now only drinking his meals. Any solid food results in furher pouch complications and now that the cold sensitivity from chemo has worn off he can drink Carnation and shakes. The neuropathy from chemo is lighter put still present. The other day his feet were so numb that he couldn't feel when he was walking. He fell a couple times just from that.
The church family has been amazing! The church is bringing meals and starting to come over and clean for us. This is such a huge help. We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support.
Please continue praying for Troy. Pray that he stays mentally strong during these next several weeks as he battles really tough physical complications. Pray for encouragement. Pray that he will be able to tolerate enough food to make him stronger for surgery. I firmly believe that my God will take care of us and Troy will make it through this.
Love to all.