~~January 29, 2014~~
JOE UPDATE: Met with hospital social worker yesterday. He gets 2nd round of chemo this Friday and Saturday. Possible discharge date of Monday …. February 3, 2014. He will come home in between treatment times and be admitted for over night stays when he has to get his treatments (about every 2 weeks). His tumor will be monitored for decreases in size. He seems to be as stable as they can get him, but they can’t keep … him inpatient. If he needs an oxygen tank at home, the hospital will pay for the 1st month but we’re hoping he’ll be off O2 by Monday. Got his last dose of blood thinner yesterday, They seem to have to clots in his leg under control. He still can’t walk around much, he gets exhausted easily. His heart rate is still too high. He’s had to have 2 transfusions in the last couple of weeks and yesterday his WBC count was at 1.3 when it should be at 10 … they’ve given him Procrit to address that.
The battle continues — with Joseph Catino.
Sounds like the Doctors have a plan to attack the cancer very aggressively … glad to here he is moving forward with all this ….. the sooner he gets the treatment behind him the sooner he starters to improve in health …. prayers for Joe’s strength to fight this battle and for all the family to stay strong.
Thanks so much for the updates! Feel so helpless not being there.
Keep the faith stay strong stay positive prayers for Joe, you and family. God is with you at all times. As a parent myself I could only imagine what you are going though. But we must. Trust our God And keep faith strong he will get though this. He will beat this he will get rid of this unwanted Cancer that is Not Welcome here nor anywhere Our God.
Our Lord …. WE ASK YOU PLEASE PLACE YOUR PRECIOUS MIRACLE HANDS OVER JOE AND GET RID OF THIS HORRIBLE CANCER. PLEASE WE ASK THIS IN JESUS NAME.
JESUS WE BELIEVE IN YOU. WE LOVE YOU WE TRUST YOU AND WE NEED YOU. AND WE THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO .LEASE. HEAR OUR PRAYER.
We ALL are ONE!!
We ALL are rooting for JOE!!
Queen – ‘We Are The Champions’