Biochemo Day 6

Last night was a bit of a rough night for Greg.  He received his first dose of the interferon and interleukin-2 at 4pm.  He felt pretty good, was doing some work and ordered some dinner.  By the time dinner arrived, he was feeling pretty nauseous and requested some medication.  After the medication, he went to sleep.  Dinner was sent back untouched.  Woke up around 8pm with terrible chills.  He received Demerol for the chills and they subsided in about 5 minutes, and he was back to sleep.  Woke again around 9:30 with really bad chills.  Once again received Demerol and the chills stopped in about 5 minutes.  He went back to sleep and slept until about midnight.  Woke up with a fever of 102.7.  They gave him Tylenol and once he got cooled off, he was feeling better.  By 12:30, we were out walking laps around the unit.

Once we got back in the room, Greg was pretty awake and decided to watch some tv.  I, on the other hand, was ready to crash!  There were other interruptions throughout the night, but we did get some sleep.

This morning, Greg has felt pretty good so far.  He’s been sitting up in the chair and ate some breakfast.  He is already beginning to retain fluid.  His hands, ankles and face are getting puffy.  The interferon and interleukin-2 will be given around 3:30 or 4 today.  He is napping now.

The kids are doing well.  Katie made it to Winshape.  Emilie went to Senior Recognition night at church last night.  We so hated not being able to be there with her, but are so thankful for the friends that went with her to support her.  Jacob is staying with his grandparents and enjoying birthday celebrations with his cousin!

Thanks for remembering us in your prayers!

Trusting His Plan,

Greg, Sandra, Katie, Emilie and Jacob


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Michele Bradfield
    May 23, 2013 @ 12:50:58

    Praying for physical, emotional, and spiritual strength for both of you.



  2. Karla Lail
    May 23, 2013 @ 18:09:22

    Praying that those drugs are doing their job well and that God uses them to heal. We have a friend from church that had melanoma and interleukin worked great! Praying for you guys so much has given me new eyes to see my “challenges” as opportunities to trust Jesus and to choose to be grateful. It’s too easy to whine. And the verses and quotes you put on your blog are profound, especially coming from someone who is walking through suffering. So, your constant first prayer request is being so well answered and having an impact on me! 🙂 Hugs!



  3. Linda Sewell
    Oct 10, 2013 @ 21:46:42

    Continuing to pray.



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