Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Wordy Wednesday

This is an old picture of us. We never lay together anymore like this and mom wishes we would be more nice to one another. We have some news about our dad that we would like to share. Our mom and dad went to his followup appointment about his biopsy and his sleep study. We didn't get such great news, but it is not all bad either. With the sleep study they found that dad was stopping breathing every 30 seconds. That is not such good news but they are going to give him a CPAP machine that will make him stop snoring and make him get some good sleep. His snoring has been going on for 10 years so we can't wait for him to finally sleep well and allow mom and the new baby to sleep as well. As for the biopsy on his larynx they found moderate dysplasia. Mom says that dysplasia means abnormal cells. There are 3 forms before they are cancerous, mild, moderate, severe. That they found it at all is just a lucky break and our dad is only 25 (which seems old to us) is good. Now our dad has to go every 6 weeks to get the camera thing shoved up his nose and down his throat to keep an eye on it. If anything returns they will take it out. Most people who have this type are heavy smokers and when they find anything on the larynx it is later in life. Our dad does not smoke but did grow up around smoking. We would like to encourage anyone who smokes to stop and think about what you could be doing to your body but more importantly, look at the others around you, especially kids. Enough of the doom and gloom. We will need continuous purrs from everyone through this but we are glad that we have the ability to know this early and to keep an eye on it. As for our mom, she goes to the doctor today to checkup on the baby and hopefully schedule some sort of picture taking of it inside her. This sounds weird but we'll let you know how it goes. Oh, and its snowing again. Maybe another 4 inches by tonight. Mom will take a picture to show later. Sorry for the wordy post.


Dana said...

Oh my, we are sorry to hear about your daddy, who is too young to be going through this. Hopefully the CPAP machine will help him get a more restful sleep. Make sure he gets checked out every 6 weeks to spot any changes! Hopefully, the only changes they will find, will be for the good!
Sending lots of purrs,
~The Creek Cats~

Cafe Cats said...

Sending lots of purrs for your Daddy.

Daisy said...

I hope your dad (and the rest of your family) will finally be able to get some good sleep. And I am glad that they found the bad thing in your dad's larynx now so they can make sure it will not ever get any worse!

Riley & Tiki said...

Our Daddy uses a CPAP too. Our Mommy will not sleep with him without it. She says sleeping with Darth Vader is so much better than not sleeping with a snorer. We are purring that those bad cells do not get any worse.

The Island Cats said...

We hope your daddy will be okay...we'll purr for him.

You 2 look like ying and yang!!

Everycat said...

We are so sorry to read about your Dad's results, but it's good that the doctors are onto it quickly and will be monitoring him closely. Some good sleep will help you all and we hope the CPAP machine really helps you all. Very best of luck to your Mom with her checkup.

Big rumbly purrs to all of you from all of us.

Whicky, Angel, Oliver, Gerry & Mum