Posted by: Maggie Ross | July 25, 2010

Larry update

The Nashville trip really recharged our batteries and we came back to New Brunswick energized by the support we had received there.

Larry had a CT scan after we got back, towards the end of June, which showed that the tumors on his liver and lungs were getting smaller–we were totally thrilled to hear that.

Unfortunately soon after that his PICline, the catheter used to deliver the chemo drugs, became infected which apparently isn’t that unusual. He had to be admitted to hospital for IV antibiotics and was there for a week. The original line was removed and a new one placed in the other arm. He was released July 15 but it became obvious during that day that things were not as they should be and he had to be re-admitted for more antibiotics. We were concerned that the new line might have to be removed but that was not the case. He was able to receive chemo on July 22 and is now back on schedule with alternate Thursdays being chemo days.

He’s remained positive throughout and has kept busy reading and doing crossword puzzles. I picked up a portable DVD player last weekend and an armful of movies from the library which he’s enjoying.

He’s due to be released tomorrow (Monday the 26th) and we’re both more than ready for that to happen!


  1. Hi Larry and Maggie , it’s nice to hear good news , good to hear you are home Larry , stay positive , you remain in our prayers , sincerely , Glenn and Joy Bowie

  2. Hi There. Glad you’re back home again Larry, and the tests are in your favor. Maggie says your doing crosswords. The only advice I can give you is to just buy pencils that have erasers. It works for me. Take care and I’ll talk to you soon. John.

  3. always in our hearts and prayers you two…
    we will be off to Vancouver and the 13 August to see the beautiful Halie Loren…
    sighs…wish you could both come too…
    Luv Bekka and Deanna

  4. Know that I’m thinking about you and wishing you all the best. We miss you here, but it’s best that you feel the most comfortable and support. If there is anything
    we can do, please don’t hesitate to ask.
    If you are not on a strict diet…always eat what you feel like eating…it’s the best way to keep your strength up.
    Love you bunches

  5. In spite of the health crisis, Laura and I have been really blessed to meet you guys and already we have been enriched by spending time with you. Nashville’s loss is our gain…and I hope EVERYBODY wins! \

    Bless you, guys!


  6. Glad to hear that the tumors are shrinking-always a great thing!
    Please know that you continue to be in my thoughts and prayers and I really hated to miss out on the June show, I was out of town. Much love your way, Georgia

  7. Hi Guys,

    We all miss you both very much, but the blog will help with keeping us in touch.

    Many thoughts and prayers continue to rise up from Music City on your behalf.

    Love yuins-mean it.

    Tedd and your IPA family et al.

  8. Hi, Larry and Maggie. I just finished reading the blog. I am glad you did this — yours and larry’s comments were very touching. I wish I had been able to come to the benefit and see you both that night, but it is good to hear how well it went. I am not involved in music anymore so I’m not as plugged in as I used to be. Since July 22 is past, you must be home again and I hope everything went smoothly! — Deb

  9. Sorry to hear about Larry’s woes but I’m glad to hear that he is on the mend. Keep on keeping on my friends.

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