Last Update For The Day

Wanted to let you all know that Greg has been in ICU since around 3:00. He is doing well and continues to remain stable. He has had considerable pain, especially after the first breathing exercises, but for the most part the pain has been managed pretty well. God is SO good……I have been able to be with Greg the entire time that he’s been in ICU! Everyone that was here for the surgery was able to come back and visit with him as well. We had to leave the room from 6-8pm for shift change, but that was it. They are even allowing me to stay overnight! Thank you, thank you for praying specifically for our requests!!
 
We did get one bit of bad news. The cells were not harvested for the TIL clinical trial as we had asked. There were things that happened in the surgery that caused the cells not to be able to be harvested.  We are disappointed about this, but we understand and agree that the most important thing was taking care of Greg’s immediate needs. If the Lord wants us to pursue this particular trial, I’m sure that He will make a way for us to obtain the tumor sample that is needed, possibly through the tumor in Greg’s thigh.
 
Please continue to pray for the following:
 
1. The kids were having a bit of a rough time tonight. They were really upset about having to leave Greg. I think a lot of it is that they are just emotionally worn out, not to mention being pretty tired from such a long day. It was also quite distressing for them to see their Dad in this condition, ie..in pain, very lethargic, lots of tubes, blood, etc. They all commented on how much better he looked when they told him goodbye, as compared to when they first saw him after surgery. 
 
2. That the next few days will prove that a pacemaker is not needed.
 
3. That a blood transfusion will not be needed.
 
4. That Greg’s pain will continue to be at a manageable level and that he will get some good rest tonight.
 
5. That I would be able to get some rest tonight, so that I will be the help to Greg that he needs me to be.
 
Thank you all once again for faithfully praying for our family. Your prayers are so evident by the peace that we continue to feel in a very difficult situation. We are SO thankful for the Lord’s goodness to us today!
 
It is now 11pm, and Greg is sleeping.  I am going to try to do the same!
 
Trusting His Plan,
Sandra
 
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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. John Orr
    Mar 28, 2013 @ 05:44:22

    Greg, Sandra and kids–praying for God’s continued grace and peace will sustain you in this time. Thank you for taking the time to update us all day. God is SO good!

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  2. Lorene Baughman
    Mar 28, 2013 @ 06:13:36

    Praying for rest, peace, and comfort for all. I know God will do much more than we ask and always knows what is best. Take Care!

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  3. Cherie Maurer
    Mar 28, 2013 @ 06:51:01

    Good morning! I feel so sorry for the kids having to see him like that…will pray for them! You’re through the worst…getting him into a room will be much better! Love to all of you – we’ll continue to pray!!

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  4. Amanda
    Mar 28, 2013 @ 06:52:20

    I am very thankful to hear Greg is doing so well! Take comfort in the knowledge that you have many people praying for you and your family and that God has this already worked out!.

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  5. marykprather
    Mar 28, 2013 @ 07:01:43

    I pray you could get some rest last night. Oh how hard it must have been for the kids…what a gift of faith you and Greg are giving them through all of this. You have an amazing family. I will continue to pray, Sandra.

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  6. Kelly Myers
    Mar 28, 2013 @ 08:14:43

    I am thankful that the surgery is behind you, and Greg is doing well. I am praying for the days ahead… for Greg’s recovery, for your strength, for continued peace for the family. God is so faithful!

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  7. Susan Dell
    Mar 28, 2013 @ 08:53:51

    Prayed all day and night and will continue to lift you all up! I was thinking about you last night and remembering the one night I spent in the hospital with Patrick. It was hard and I was exhausted. Or so I thought! I am praying today for the Father of all compassion to comfort your family. Love you all!

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  8. Valerie Martin
    Mar 28, 2013 @ 10:58:46

    Thank you for the update. I know this is so hard on the entire family and we are lifting all of you up today. We are praying for your specific requests and for continued healing, peace, and strength that only our Lord can provide. God bless you all.

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