[stanford_status] Jan 1, Mon - Celebrated New Year's - Holding steady

John R Larsen john at larsen-family.us
Mon Jan 1 16:27:08 EST 2007

Hello Everyone,

Stanford's condition is holding steady.  He enjoyed celebrating New 
Year's Eve with our good friends the Wilsons at our home.  In years 
past we've always gone to their home, but Stanford needed to be home 
to conserve energy.  He said it felt good to be out of his bed and 
in the living room in the middle of the celebration.  We were up 
until 2:30 AM and then he slept well until about 9:00 AM.  A few New 
Year's pictures are on the http://StanfordLarsen.org website.

Stanford is having a pretty good day today.  He's hungry for 
different things, but can't eat very much all at once so we try to 
get him lots of little meals throughout the day.

It has been four days since the last round of chemo and the issues 
with constipation have been resolved.  When your body works normally 
you don't even notice these things.  When critically ill then every 
little aspect of daily living rises to a different level of 
attention and concern.  Swelling, weakness, and tiredness continue 
to be issues.  Stanford's 4th round of gemcitabine is scheduled for 
this Thursday, Jan 4th, at 1:30 PM.

I plan to hold off on status updates for the next few days unless 
there is some major change in Stanford's condition.  So, "no news is 
good news".  I'll continue to post new pictures if any are taken.

Thanks for all your support, encouragement, and prayers.  We 
continue to hope and pray that Stanford will be cured and returned 
to full health, and ask that you continue also.  



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

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