We spent most of the day today being happy and relieved by the good news my hubby got at the hospital this morning. They scoped his esophagus again, and gave him a Botox injection. His doctor said things looked cleaner than they ever have in all the time he has been treating him! His soft food diet is working! It will continue to be a challenge to keep meals interesting enough that he doesn't get bored, but he is so glad that he didn't agree to the surgery. The Botox may make things even easier, but we aren't going to expect a big change. I think we can go on for a long time just the way we are. Thank God!
Hubby started calling everyone after we got home because I had picked up my phone and put it in my work bag instead of the bag I was taking today. In the middle of his calling, the phone rang. It was our youngest daughter calling to tell us that her husband's father wasn't expected to live through the night. He hasn't been well for some time now, and has been in a lot of pain. He has been in the hospital or nursing home since July. He and his wife were planning to move out of their home into a retirement community next year. Say a prayer for them.