Cracking jokes is great, as are wishes that Joey feels “less bad” soon. That’s actually a more realistic assessment of the current situation.
Doc increased pain meds again today; will take a while to see if that works. Not vibrating today, so that’s an improvement. Was still in a lot of pain, but got some air on a couple of occasions today: once for lunch and once for a dinner that he just picked at (was in too much pain to eat the whole thing by the time we went and got it). He was still clinging to his chubby chicken when I left tonight and refused to let me throw it out. At least he ate some of it and appreciates the idea of food, right?
Joey watched Sherlock Holmes tonight with Aaron, while Tara and I ditched them for a more entertaining evening (drank coffee and picked out bubble bath. We know how to par-tay). It was fun visiting with them. Sad they have to go home tomorrow, but very happy they came.
After consulting with the pain clinic, it seems like we are theoretically moving towards better pain control, so hopefully that pans out soon. If not, they had one other new idea, but the plan right now is to wait and see how these changes go before introducing a new drug with new side effects into the mix.