Thursday, June 22, 2006

Quinton Update: Because it's Long Overdue

It’s been more than a month since Quinton’s been out of the hospital, and he hasn’t been back since. He has gone in twice for a doctor’s appointment and drain removal, but both times, we were in and out in less than two hours. In the meantime, Q continues to make slow, steady improvements.

A few highlights:

Quinton returned to work after Memorial Day. He worked from home that first week. That afforded him the opportunity to lie down whenever he got tired. These rest times tended to coincide with the starts “The Price Is Right” and “Family Feud”. Ah, but he did check his e-mail during the commercials.

Last week, Q started going into the office. He did fine, but around lunchtime, he’d get tired and come home. Luckily, his co-workers are very understanding of the situation.

Q’s Cushing’s symptoms are starting to fade. He’d had some hair on his back, but that seems to be gone. The hair on his chest and belly is much sparser as well.

All of his dermatological issues (body acne, yellow spots on his trunk, blotchiness, and sores) are gone and/or healed.

His last trip to the eye doctor revealed that his glaucoma—which was quite severe last fall—has cleared up.

Q still gets tired easily. After working all day, he’s comes home and sacks out on the couch. Also, he’s starting to sleep through some nights without needing to take Ambien.

He no longer bruises easily. His blood pressure has gotten low enough to where his doctor had lowered the dosages on some of his meds.

His appetite is very much back to normal. In fact, he has to remind himself to stop eating when he’s no longer hungry. He lost a lot of weight in the hospital, and he doesn’t want to gain any of it back.

His testosterone level appears to be back to normal. You’re just going to have to trust me on that one.

3 comments:

Christopher said...

That's great for you guys (especially the testosterone bit!)...don't wear him out too fast now, Val!

Ms. Val said...

Christopher, THANK YOU! I'm so glad you got that little gag. Anyway, the boys are wearing him out enough in the pool that there's not much left for me at the end of the day.

Ces said...

That is wonderful news. I am so glad that Q is on the recovery phase. You were such a great support for him Val. You deserve those license plates and the carafe - great find. Well, Christopher, he needs exercise. LOL!!!