Diary of a Brain Tumor Patient's Wife

Nov. 3, 1998

Renette Davis

Paul's at the U of C hospital, getting ready for his treatment tomorrow. He was in a 2-bed room, but when they found out he worked at the hospital, they said he was entitled to a private room at no extra charge. So we moved all his stuff across the hall. The old room had no view at all, and the new one has a beautiful view of downtown. He's on the 6th floor and there are no buildings in the way.

He had an MRI today and also another chest x-ray. Dr. Nicholas came to see us while we were waiting for the MRI and said that Paul's pulse was low last Wednesday (45) but when he checked it today it was ok (60). I think I neglected to tell you earlier that Paul's primary physician checked his blood sugar level last week and it's high (179). It's supposed to be less than 120, so they put him on Glyburide, which is generic for Micronase. He takes 1.25 mg. once a day.

The treatment tomorrow will be in his room, starting about 6:00 a.m. He took some puzzles to work, and it looks like even the 500 piece ones will fit on the table that rolls over his bed.

I'll try to update you tomorrow night. They said I could spend the night there, but I thought I would sleep better in my own bed than on a chair in the hospital room. It's not even a chair that lays back into a bed. I guess I could take one of our camping foams tomorrow night, but I'll probably just come on home.

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