Hi everybody! I created this blog so that you all could cheer Rory on throughout his battle with DSRCT. I know all of you care so much about Rory and want to be updated on everything going on and so I thought a blog would be the best way to do it! Thank you for all your love and support.


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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Day 7 - which was really yesterday

I found I am much more motivated to write in the morning.  So I will fill you all in on yesterday!  Rory got his NG tube out of his nose around noon and what a blessing that was.  It was bothering his throat so much he was not talking to anybody.  His bowels woke up and so they decided it could come out and he could start on clear liquids.  He had some apple juice, water, jello, a little bit of broth, and an iced tea.  But he is starving!!!!  I think he's finally getting his Rory appetite back!  Hopefully today they will let him start on a little bit of food.  His current cravings include pizza, hot dogs, nachos, seasoned fries, and a milk shake :)  Yesterday he also walked 42 laps around the floor which 14 laps is equal to 1 mile so for the day he logged in 3 miles!  Today we already went for our morning walk and did 14 laps (1 mile) which takes us just about 40 minutes.

When Rory had the NG tube in nobody talked to him and he was even quiet with the nurses.  Mostly pointing and nodding for communication and we all know Rory is not a quiet one!  When the NG tube came out, he was a new man and all the nurses took notice.  They're all stopping us in the hall and talking to Rory and laughing with him.  Rory is Rory again.  Talking to everyone, singing and beat boxing, dancing in bed, and joking around.  It's good to have him back :) If things keep going this well we hope to be released soon (don't want to get our hopes up - but we are) and enjoy some sight seeing!

I still can't get over how flat his belly is and that just a week ago he was still carrying around those tumors.  We are excited to get on with the next portion of his treatment, the 8H9, and pray that it kills anything that is remaining.  We just want to keep this monster away so he never has to go through another surgery and that it never comes back.

Thanks for all the continued prayers, they are definitely working!


"1 I will praise you, O LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonders. 2 I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High." - Psalm 9:1-2


  1. I am praying and believing there is nothing in his body left to be wiped out!!! Also, with those cravings it sounds like a trip to PJ Clarks might be in order this summer!!! :)

  2. Kris,
    I'm so glad Rory is doing so well. I'm thinking about you guys. If you need something let me know, I'm a five hour bus ride away. You are such a great fiancée!

  3. Wonderful news Kristen! Onward & Upward!!