Thanks so much everyone.
We visited the Endocrinologist today regarding Harvey’s nodule (solid mass) on his thyroid gland (in the throat). It is 1.7 cm in diameter. The doctor wants to do a fine needle biopsy to rule out cancer. We have this scheduled for Thursday, March 26th. I’m not too concerned about this. 95% of nodules on the thyroid are benign. The doctor said it is a good thing he is not taking any steroids. This could complicate the thyroid nodule.
Harvey continues to walk daily and is gaining a little weight (he’s up to 149 lbs). He is only putting on about 1 lb a week, but I’m sure he is better off putting the weight on slowly. He continues to check his blood glucose and has never gone over 150. So far, he hasn’t had to take any insulin since he’s been home.
His blood pressure is so erratic (this is from the ProGraf. In the morning it is high and in the middle of the day it is low, then in the evening it is high again. I hope he will adjust to the meds soon. Otherwise, he is doing very well. His wound is very shallow now but I must continue to pack it until it is closed. So far, he has no infections, just side effects from the medications.
He does lab work tomorrow and goes to his cardiologist on Friday. This should be a fun visit. The cardiologist is quite a character and is always surprised to see Harvey. He expected him to die from the liver disease a long time ago. We don’t find this offensive because we know he is being sincere and tried to support Harvey while we were visiting Shand’s. He’s been fighting right along with us. It was his cardiac group that approved Harvey for the transplant at FL Hospital. I can’t wait to see the look on his face when he sees Harvey now.
That’s all for now. Gotta get back to work-related issues. I have a long way to go in catching up on everything.