We sent my kids off with Ken and parted with a couple of my sisters before we had a music consult for Evie’s next performance. We then headed to the airport where Evie was stopped by several people who recognized her from the show.
We made it back to Arizona for a beautiful reunion with Amos bringing our love to him from the entire staff of America’s Got Talent. We were both so happy to see him after 10 days away.
Dean,Phoebe,Tom and Sandi have taken such good care of him today and I thank them. I’m so happy to have some time alone with my sweetheart tonight. He requested that I sing to him and it put him right to sleep so now I have a chance to write the blog.
I found his condition to be similar to when I left except that now his legs have swollen up to about double their size. They said the liver is responsible for managing the water passing through cells and it isn’t keeping up right now. The doctors are working on some solutions for the swelling among other things. Amos is trying to get off the pain pump. They were doing a procedure to drain his lungs yesterday during the live results so he had to watch it a little later. His reaction video has gotten around today. It was so tender.
They aren’t willing to release him to go home, but wanted to send him to hospice. Thankfully his oncologist came in this morning and told them that he isn’t ready to give up so hospice isn’t an option. They talked about a rehabilitation facility as one possible solution for extended preparation to get ready for more treatment.
This battle looks like it is going to be extended and I think he is up for it. I hope my heart is as strong as his. I knew there was something special about him when we met 20 years ago and I have been privileged to see the magnitude of his character. I have learned so much from him. I sent him a text on our anniversary that said something about how the past 20 years have been the best of my life. His response was about how the next 20 years together would be even better.
We don’t know when Evie has to be back in LA but for now we will savor the time we have together. My dad is taking good care of my kids and I’m thankful for him.
The nurse is now here to wake him up for vitals so I’d better go. Love you all.