Hello everyone, it has been awhile since my last update. I am back working full-time hours, still looking for a part-time job as well. Cancelled my benefits and compensation class for Fall semester, to focus on Bar[Barian]'s upcoming surgery in September. His next EGD, with biopsy of his duodenal ulcer, is scheduled for September 14th. His GERD surgery is scheduled for the 27th. Hopefully he can come home on the 28th.
He had a blood draw yesterday and hopefully his blood count has stabilized and his iron is back to normal range. He is still dealing with a lot of localized pain and nausea but that is normal for him, just that his level of pain has increased because of the medication to help the ulcer heal. We had a dear friend, [Anthony], recently drop by with a motorized wheelchair which will be very helpful for the Barbarian is getting around due to the pain in his legs and feet.
Tristan is doing well. He has been helping his old man by making sure that things are done outside and around the house. He just passed his TaeKwonDo test for his green belt. Talya has been looking at getting a part-time job and making sure that things are done around the house as well.
Just wanted to update everyone and to let you know that your love and support has meant the world to us. Truly there are no words that can ever express how much this means. We are very grateful and blessed to have friends who have shared or have donated.
The Barbarian family
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