Sunday, July 12, 2009

Slumber Party

Slumber party in Room 8403 tonight!

Gil had a better day today than he's had recently but his nights are still really tough.

I'm staying here in the room tonight to help ease the exhaustion he feels after these long days. He's still having fevers around the clock which make him hot and then cold within minutes of each other. 

I feel as if I'm needed to help with his temperature management. Ice cold washcloths alternate with blankets from the warming unit to make him a happy camper.

He starts his TPN (total parenteral nutrition) tonight. It will give him sorely needed calories, amino acids and vitamins. 

Unlike most slumber parties, I'm hoping we get at least four hours of sleep tonight!


  1. Hi Gil, Thinking of you. Karen is doing a good job of blog posting. But it sure is tough to see what you are going through.
    Stay positive. Big hugs, Kent and Marion

  2. Hi Dr. Raff, Karen, et al,
    Just wanted to stop by and say hello, and wish you all well... your family is beautiful and your pups are gorgeous (can you tell I'm a dog person?), and I imagine they really helped to brighten your day. All my best to you during this very difficult time,
    Kathy McCreedy, Card. QA