Nashville or Bust

The trip that started a longer journey

Day +8: Thursday Goes Like This


I was a bit wary on Tuesday when one of the nurses told me Dave would start to feel better soon.

I still felt wary on Wednesday when I popped in for a quick lunch visit. Dave looked rough and didn’t want visitors. He told me he felt like he had been run over by a “truck, then a bus, then another truck.” And that was the nice version.  He was officially in ‘The Bottoms’ and it seemed like he’d be there for awhile. His numbers were down and he definitely had a fever. Mentally, I prepared myself for a long stretch of days.

But oh, what a difference 24 hours, some antibiotics and stem cell voodoo can do for a guy. It is safe to say that as Thursday wraps up, someone is feeling a little bit better.

Dave’s counts are starting to climb. And while he did receive another blood transfusion at daybreak, he also had a cup of coffee. That, seriously, is a big deal. Nurse Brian checked in on Dave this morning and hooked him up with first pour from the nurse’s station. I never thought I’d be so thrilled at someone else bringing Dave ‘first pour.’

These nurses are amazing. They know their stuff and they know what little things can take a patient far. I’m so overwhelmed with gratitude for Dave’s care team and for where he is tonight. Still a long way to go but progress is being made. Thanks for all the encouragement, love, support and good energy this week. It’s working! ~Jacqui

September 17, 2015 - Posted by | Dave


  1. Today was a wonderful day! And who is that dancer?? Pure joy! Love, Dave’s Mom and Dad

    Comment by Jane Killen | September 17, 2015 | Reply

  2. So glad you are feeling a bit better Dave—thinking of you guys so much!!

    Comment by Tonya Tully | September 18, 2015 | Reply

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