Stopped by and saw Steve at the hosptial this afternoon. His mom is now back in the Cities for awhile, so she was in the room with him as well. Libby is still staying with him at the hospital. She is only a 20 minute bus ride from her job downtown Minneapolis. Steve seemed to be in great spirits when I saw him, so keep up the calls and visits.
He finally got his laptop computer setup, and he was busy playing Doom 3. Nice new computer – Dell XPS Laptop with all the bells and whistles. He’d probably appreciate any new games people can send/get him. The only problem is he has terrible internet access, so he can’t do online gaming. Also some games that need internet access (Half Life 2) won’t work at all (at least that’s what he said).
Also, Steve is back to eating normal food again for the past week or so, although his stomach has shrunk considerably after not eating solid food for 1+ months, so he gets full easily. His doctors want him to have 3000 calories a day! So if you visit, call and ask him what food you can bring for him. His doctors seriously told him not to waste time with vegtables and fruits, and just get a lot of fat and protein. Basically pizza, hamburgers, burritos, etc. are good. Since they took him off the IV feed, he needs those calories.
Also, they have him on these “Boost” health shake in a can things. Remember those from like 1993? They look terrible, if someone has a better suggestion please get them for him. I think he can keep them in his fridge and have those instead (make sure you ask him first).
This is basically the first time he’s felt normal in a long while. I suppose it will be this way until his next Chemo intake. Let’s hope it’s not as bad as last time. Again, keep up the calls, packages, and visits.