Says that he feels better than he has felt in a LONG time! :-) Praising the Lord!!!
He is taking 50 mg of Iron 3 x a day - per Dr. Cochran's instructions. Rick will have blood drawn to check his labs on the 27th of this month - and we will meet with Dr. Cochran on the 28th to go over the results.
He is also scheduled to see Dr. Tobin on the 27th. I will call on Monday this next week to see what prep work he wants done before that appointment.
Rick is still losing weight - not fast tho. Just a little at a time - 1 to 2 pounds a week at the most.
He has a healthy appetite :-) ... but it is a HEALTHY one.
He is drinking LOTS of water ... little to no diet soda's, limiting his coffee and his tea.
He is really doing good to stick to the diet program :-). Says that he doesn't feel all that "deprived" - ever so often really missing tomatoes and potatoes.
But, it is all do-able. :-)
...Prayer requests --
That the iron IS working to rebuild his iron stores, and helping to rebuild the red blood cells.
That the blood count is coming up - it needs to be at least a 10, better to be closer to 12.
That all his other numbers are better - up where they need to be, and down like they should be.
That his kidneys have picked up the pace of filtering the toxins from his body.
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR THOUGHTS, YOUR PRAYERS, YOUR CALLS AND TEXTS, YOUR COMMENTS ON FACEBOOK.
Just to know that there is a support system all around us!
Ya'll really are the WIND BENEATH OUR WINGS!