[stanford_status] Dec 6, Wed - Status

John R Larsen john at larsen-family.us
Wed Dec 6 22:49:07 EST 2006

Hello Everyone,

The oxycontin dosage change on Monday to 60 mg twice a day has 
helped a lot control the pain.  Stanford has only needed the 
oxycodone one time since then.  He slept much better Monday night 
and Tuesday night.  He still gets tired and needs naps during the 
day, but overall he is slowly gaining strength.  If he has a good 
day tomorrow he wants to do a round of gemcitabine chemotherapy on 
Friday.  We will need to discuss this with Dr. O'Shea tomorrow 
(Thursday).  There will be a blood draw Thursday for lab work to see 
how his counts are doing.

The Nashua High South Chorus was out on tour today caroling.  One of 
their stops cancelled out on them so Mrs. Santerre called us this 
morning to see if Stanford would like them to come by, which he did.  
At about 1:00 PM 39 chorus members arrived by school bus and crammed 
themselves into our tiny living room... standing room only!  The 
carols they sang were beautiful and we enjoyed them very much.  
Pictures have been taken and are available on the website at 
http://StanfordLarsen.org by clicking on LINKS.  Pictures from 
Joyce's parents' and sister's visit are also there.  Joyce's family 
has returned to Utah and John's sister Lori is here until Saturday.

Stanford wants a quiet day tomorrow (Thursday) to rest and get ready 
for Friday.  We hope and pray that he will continue to improve and 
that the pain can be controlled so he can get the rest he needs.

Thanks for all your support, thoughts, and please keep Stanford in 
your prayers.  


John R Larsen <john at larsen-family.us>

More information about the stanford_status mailing list