It's almost 1:30 pm and Tom has slept ever since I arrived this morning. He wakes up to take pills the nurse brings him but goes right back to sleep. He doesn't eat anymore. His mouth is too sensitive to eat or drink anything except small amounts of crushed ice. The nurses say not to worry about his lack of food b/c they are keeping him hydrated; if necessary they will give him nutrients in liquid form through the catheter in his chest.
Prior to today he's been waking up periodically to watch a little bit of tv or check his email, etc. When he is awake he's still positive about his recovery. I'm very proud of him - he's a courageous man and he's keeping me strong.
His doctor was going to give him a second dose of chemotherapy today but decided to hold off after seeing his present condition. Today's agenda on the wall reads: "control pain".
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