Discharged Tomorrow……Maybe???

Greg did well with the blood transfusion yesterday and his hemoglobin was up today.  He was awake almost all night last night.  I think he’s sort of gotten his days and nights mixed up.  He’s been sleeping a lot during the day because of all of the medications he’s been receiving.  Today he hasn’t slept at all, so maybe tonight he will be able to sleep.

The blood and urine cultures came back clear!  So very thankful for no infection!  The doctor came in this morning and is pleased with Greg’s progress.  The one thing that he is concerned about is Greg’s white blood cell count.  It is really low, and although this is expected, the doctor wants to see it beginning to go up.  So, if the bloodwork in the morning shows that the count is going up, he said he would probably discharge Greg!  That certainly is not written in stone, but we sure hope it works out that way!

Greg continues to be really tired and has a poor appetite.  He is still really swollen from the fluid retention, although it has gone down some.  He’s had a good bit of pain today, which is probably due in part to an injection that he received a few days ago to help boost his WBC count.  I’m sure some of the pain is also due to lying in a bed for almost two weeks!  Also, his skin has the typical “chemo burn”.  It looks as if he has a really bad sunburn.  He has started itching pretty bad tonight and they say the skin will probably start peeling off soon.

These are our prayer requests for now:

1. That Greg would get some good sleep tonight.

2. That the WBC would show an increase in the morning.

3. That Greg’s appetite would get better.

4. That his pain would be controlled.

5. That the swelling would continue to go down and at a quick pace.

6.  That his itching would be controlled.

7.  That Greg would be discharged tomorrow!

Thanks again for praying for us!

Trusting His Plan,

Greg, Sandra, Katie, Emilie and Jacob

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Julie Alain
    May 27, 2013 @ 23:22:41

    Praying tonight that tomorrow will be discharge day!!

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  2. Susan Dell
    May 27, 2013 @ 23:36:13

    Praying for God to answer these prayers in an amazing way! May He give you rest and strength for another day, and may He fill your heart with peace.

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  3. Sandy
    May 28, 2013 @ 06:01:19

    Sandra, We will be praying for all your prayer request.

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  4. Amanda Owenby
    May 28, 2013 @ 06:37:15

    Going to have quiet time right now, and will be praying for these needs to our mighty King on your behalf.

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  5. Jennifer
    May 28, 2013 @ 07:10:36

    Praying… Wanted to share these: Isaiah 41:10, Zephaniah 3:17, Psalm 34:19

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  6. Dewlen Family
    May 28, 2013 @ 08:18:03

    We are praying for rest and strength for you both.

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