Day 8….Not A Good Day

Last night was a good night!  We got more sleep than we have since we’ve been here!  When Greg got up this morning, he was feeling pretty good.  He ordered breakfast and decided to take a shower while he was waiting for it to be delivered.  By the time he got out of the shower, he was exhausted and felt really bad.  He got right back in the bed.  Once his breakfast arrived, he ate very little.

Most of the day he stayed in the bed, dozing on and off.  When the doctor came in, he said that Greg didn’t look good to him; although all of his bloodwork looked good.  About 4:30 pm, his temp went up to 102.5 and his blood pressure was very low at 84/42.   The doctor ordered some blood work and he was started on some antibiotics “just in case”.  At 5:30, the doctor decided to stop the interleukin-2 until further notice.  The interferon injection had already been given for today.  The nurses are supposed to keep an eye on Greg and his vital signs and check back with the doctor at 11pm to see if they should restart the interleukin-2 or not.  It is now about 8:45, and Greg’s temperature is down, but his BP continues to fluctuate.  It had gone up to 108/56, but the last reading was 86/52.

He continues to retain lots of fluid and have really red skin….looks like a bad sunburn.  His appetite has been poor, but he did eat a bowl of vegetable soup and crackers for dinner.  He’s been trying to drink Gatorade throughout the day, and earlier he drank a Boost milkshake.  Right now he is sleeping.

Please pray that Greg’s temperature would stay down and that his BP would go up so that the interleukin-2 can be restarted and that he will be able to complete the entire course.  Also pray that there is no infection anywhere in his body.

Trusting His Plan,

Greg, Sandra, Katie, Emilie and Jacob



6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cherie Maurer
    May 25, 2013 @ 22:55:31

    Praying right now…10:54 pm ET. Much love to both of you!



  2. godacts
    May 26, 2013 @ 00:12:52

    I am praying right in this moment and will do so throughout the night. God has not been caught off guard by this. And He bends down to hear. 12:11 am



  3. Carla Gates
    May 26, 2013 @ 01:14:39

    Praying for y’all. Thanks for the updates. We are here for you!



  4. Michele Bradfield
    May 26, 2013 @ 01:25:12

    Hang in there – soon you will be home! We love you guys!



  5. Carla Gates
    May 26, 2013 @ 09:30:29

    Woke up with you and Greg on my mind. Hope they were able to restart the medication. Will be waiting for your update. Press on my sweet friend I know you are tired,but I also know you are strong. Strong in Him!!



  6. Dorcas
    May 26, 2013 @ 12:39:22

    We pray for you often….you are in my thoughts! So thankful that God is still God. May you rest in His peace today.



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