This is Amos’s mom Sandi with her husband and our daughter Evelyn. I have withheld the following information from the blog by her request but Amos says I can share it now. Sandi was planning to be in India visiting Amos’s sister but today she will be getting a chemo port instead. She and Amos will be going through this fight together. After she came to visit us a couple weeks ago, she was diagnosed with a blood cancer that our geneticist charged over $23,000 to tell us is not related to Amos’s colon cancer. Thankfully hers is a more manageable cancer with a much better prognosis than Amos’s. It is an aggressive cancer though so they are acting quickly to get ahead of it. The chemo should wipe it out pretty quickly in comparison, but this is very difficult for Amos. Knowing that his mother will have to go through some of the terrible things he has experienced brings him to tears. He loves his mom. I knew he was a mama’s boy when I married him and he freely admits it. Sandi has been such a support to us and now we need to be a support to her as much as we can. I wish our tank wasn’t running on fumes when we want to be there for this woman who has always been there for us. We love you mom and we are with you in spirit! #teamsandi #teamamos
As I go through medical bills today and try to set things right with all the wonderful doctors, nurses and staff who have helped us, it is difficult for me to comprehend the current total of $264,356.98. For the first time in my life I am grateful for medical insurance and all of you who have been donating to help us meet our portion of the cost.
Amos is frustrated because he is having too many bowel movements per day and it is interfering with his work. I think his body is probably just cleansing, but we are removing one dietary supplement per day to see if we can find the cause. When we began the vegan diet, he also started several dietary supplements given to us by a friend.
Tomorrow is his day off and his off week for chemo. I’m looking forward to a day he can just rest and relax.
Blakely needs a refill on some creme for her eczema but they won’t refill it without seeing the doctor. I didn’t want to risk picking up any illness from the doctor’s office since her doctor’s office is also an urgent care. Thankfully, they do house visits. Blakely will get her first house call from the doctor tomorrow. It’s so old fashioned. I love it.