We spent almost a week in the Salt Lake area visiting our children, grandchildren and Lila's mom. We were able to get a wheelchair so Stan enjoyed the zoo and other activities with the grandchildren. Our son Tom and his 6 year old daughter, Emma flew out from New York to join us on our trip. On Thursday, Aug. 5th we went to Saint George. We had a wonderful weekend with Stan's brother Max and his sisters. On Monday, Aug. 9th we started our drive home. Tom and Emma came with us. It took us 4 days to get out of Utah because of all the beautiful country. Stan has always loved southern Utah. Our honeymoon was hiking the Grand Canyon. We took it slow and visited many National Parks. When we went to the Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado, they had special wheelchairs for sand. Tom was able to push Stan up the dunes so that he had a great time.
We arrived home Monday, Aug. 16. Stan went back to work on Wednesday.
He feels weak and has a difficult time eating. This has caused a drastic weight loss. He emailed his doctor and after some blood work, he was scheduled for a blood transfusion.
He had his blood transfusion today, as an outpatient at the hospital. It took all day. We were hoping that it would give him some energy but so far he said he just feels strange. Hopefully he will feel better tomorrow.