Saturday, January 19, 2008

Treatment #6

Trav had treatment #6 Thursday. There isn't a whole lot new to report. His throat his pretty terrible though. When the Doc. looked at it he said that he has a pretty big sore on it, and with cankers on his tongue and in his mouth, he doesn't feel like eating a whole lot. He has said that even Dr. Pepper hurts to swallow! (which sucks because that is his drink of choice.) He still has a cough that is pretty nagging, and is pretty tired. I hate writing this stuff because I feel like it must be depressing to read...but since I know a lot of you are wondering...there you have it.

He is now really enjoying this...soup, hot chocolate, and ice cream. So, if anyone has any great soup recipes, please send them my way. Or any soft food recipes would do as well. I'll let you know how our soup diet works. :)

The last few weeks have been a bit harder than before. The side effects are seeming to get worse with each treatment and with a cold on top of that, our spirits feel a little broken. It is hard to watch him feel so crappy all the time. A very good friend of ours, who is also a bishop in a different ward, came over the other night to visit. He reminded us of how lucky we are to be able to use the preisthood and how much we should take advantage of that. He stopped by on a night when we really needed to hear some of the things he said, and we are trying really hard to do our best to take his advice. So thankyou "K" for coming over. We are constantly amazed at the friends and family we have who are taking care of us.

Only 2 more treatments till we can see if they are working or not. We will keep everyone updated as long as you all keep us in your prayers. Deal?

I just reread this post and the one before it, and they both sound so whiny! I apologize for the complaining, and the next post shall make you laugh!

16 comments:

Tracy, Courtney & Peyton said...

I'm sorry Trav you are not feeling the best, but I am sure your great wife is taking good care of you! Hayley hang in there! They made some great soup on Studio 5 yesterday, http://studio5.ksl.com Hang in there guys, and yes you guys are always in our prayers!!

jake said...

I don't think you post sounds whiney, but that might be because I just wrote something similar about our daughter having the same sores from her chemo. Thanks for your post the other day BTW.

One of Chloe's and my Favs:
In a blender, mix half milk/ half vanilla ice cream. 1 Banana, some Hershey's chocolate syrup and maybe a tablespoon or less of oats. Mix it up really good and it goes down real smooth - not thick like a shake.

yes, i said oats. Sounds weird, but it's good.

Cody and Ashley Godfey said...

You have every right to complain here and there. I am sorry you've had such a horrible week. Remember that my offer still stands and will always... when Trav has any energy at all call me and I'll take the kids so you two can have a date night.
I am looking forward to a good laugh!!

Amy Johnson said...

You will be sure to have good days and bad days. It might be an idea to keep a journal (or this blog thing would work too!), so when your having those bad days you can read back to the good days. Travis is so strong and so are you! You will probably have days when you feel like "I'm done"....hang in there! You'll make it through! I love you guys!

Melissa said...

I'm glad you write about all of this. Sometimes blogging is so therapeutic. You don't sound whiney at all. I think you are so strong. I am so glad I ran into you yesterday. I was having the most poopy weekend, so it was so good to see a smiley face, thanks for coming over and saying "hi" I needed it :O)

Bre said...

Complain ALL YOU WANT! YOu have every right! Ill dig through some recipes and see what I can come up with but to be honest, you are the one with the great ones, that I always want to get them from!

The Wolfley Family said...

I just wish there was a way we could help make this easier! It makes me especially appreciative that you were selfless enough to let us have Ady this weekend. She is such a delight! Hang in there, babe! We'll keep prayin and it's bound to get better
BTW How does Sienna still look that pretty with a nebulizer on her face?!

mortonfam said...

I have a yummy chicken with wild rice soup. hmmmm. maybe it's too chunky.

Morrell's said...

Complain away Hayley you have that right! You have so much on your plate and I know that your blessings in heaven will be great for all of the stress you're enduring! Croup is the pits. We get it in our house on a regular basis! We are still praying daily for Travis I hope that he gets feeling better, I can't imagine feeling a sore throat all of the time that would not be fun! I'll see if I have any new yummy soup recipes for you Thank you for keeping us posted.------My sister fixed her blog site now!

Anonymous said...

I get worried when I don't see you at church. Love and hugs from me. I love your quote and photo(s)! =)
Eileen

Hanne and Fam said...

Oh Hayley I feel bad that I didn't know about your weekend til today. If you need to call me and Ady can come play with Lexi anytime!

Matt & Jill said...

I love the pictures at the bottom I just noticed them. Your kids are so adorable.

Kylene said...

Don't feel like you're complaining at all! I just read your last 2 posts and you have every right to feel down and tired. Thanks for keeping us all updated and hang in there.

Thinking of you in Idaho.

Mike and Tana said...

Just wanted to let you know I had to change our blog address to www.thedraperdiaries.blogspot.com

Heidi Kjar said...

I wouldn't worry AT ALL about souding whiney or like you are complaining. I think everyone wants to know as much information as you are willing to give, so don't ever worry about writing too much. Write away. My heart goes out to you and your husband...I'll pray for you this week.

Cody & Ashley Godfrey said...

I'm sure sad I don't get to go to dinner tonight. Can I take you to lunch as soon as this yuck passes through all of us? Have a fun night. I hope you have some laughs!