Not A Great Day

Been meaning to post an update since last night, but never seems to be the right time.  Greg got moved to a regular room last night and was doing well.  We slept better last night than the previous night in ICU; although still a good many interruptions.

Today was not the best day for Greg.  The morning started out okay, but he started feeling worse as the day progressed.  Early in the day he felt really short of breath with tightness in his chest.  They called in respiratory therapy and gave him a breathing treatment.  That seemed to help.  As the day went on, he just generally felt bad.  Headache, weakness, a little nausea, pain, etc.  He is in bed for the night now and seems to be resting more comfortably.

He did get some walking in today, sat up in the chair a good bit and ate a little.  He also had some lines/tubes removed and now is down to just one IV, the chest tube, and the temporary pacing wires for his heart.  There is a possibility that the chest tube will be removed tomorrow.  The pacing wires will stay in place until the day of discharge….”just in case”.

Thanks again for your support and prayers for our family.  These are our current requests:

1.  That Greg and I would get some good rest tonight.

2. That Greg would feel better tomorrow and be able to get up and about more, and feel like eating more.

3.  For the kids and Greg’s parents as they fly home tomorrow.  I know it will be difficult for the kids to leave their Dad.

4. For minimal pain, especially when the chest tube is removed.

5. For there to be no need for a blood transfusion or pacemaker.

We appreciate you guys SO much!

Trusting His Plan,

Greg, Sandra, Katie, Emilie and Jacob

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  1. Amanda
    Mar 30, 2013 @ 08:36:18

    I am thankful that your faith in Jesus is unwavering. He is good and will carry you through this. We are continuing to pray for your situation. I hope you can get some rest!

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  2. Faye
    Mar 30, 2013 @ 10:06:19

    Hopefully this was just his “one bad day”. I hope the next day is much better!

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  3. Kathleen
    Mar 30, 2013 @ 11:11:56

    Don’t be discouraged. It is very usual that the 3rd day post op is not a good day. By then all the anesthesia from surgery is gone, the activity level increases and a blah day results. Wait to see how tomorrow goes! Praying and thinking of you often. Keep celebrating the joy of Easter in the midst of this horrible trial. You guys are so loved by many.

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