Looks Like We’ll Be Here A Little Longer Than We Thought

We saw the doctor this morning and he has decided that Greg should be admitted. He’s concerned about the amount of pain that Greg is experiencing and wants to do some further testing. He feels like it will be much easier on Greg to do this testing inpatient. Although we really didn’t want for Greg to have to be hospitalized, we do agree that it will be better for him. So for the last four hours, we have been waiting for an available bed. Thankfully, we found a recliner for Greg and he is dozing on and off. As far as Ipi infusion #3, it is on hold for now. We’ll just have to see what the other tests show. The only thing that we do know is that Greg’s LDH has increased significantly. An increased LDH is often an indicator of disease progression. We also know that Greg will have an MRI and a Zometa infusion. Zometa is a drug that helps with bone repair. Other than that, we just have to wait and see.

As far as Greg’s rash goes, they believe it is from the Ipi. That may or may not play a part in whether or not he gets infusion #3. The rash is clearing with the topical steroid cream that we have been using. The doctor also agreed with us that the fever that Greg had for so long is probably due to one of the oral chemos (dabrafenib) that he has been taking. He quit taking it about 5 days ago, and has not had a fever since. He may be started back on the dabrafenib at a lower dosage to see if his body can tolerate it.

So for now, we sit and wait for an available bed….nothing can be done until he’s admitted. Please pray that the room will be ready soon! Thanks for your prayers and support! We’ll update when we know more.

Trusting His Plan,
Greg, Sandra, Katie, Emilie and Jacob

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17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sherie Evans
    Oct 16, 2013 @ 18:02:19

    So sorry he had to be admitted and they you all have to stay. Praying that they can get to thevbottom of his pain and give him some relief. Praying that you get in a room so he can be made more comfortable. We love you Greg & Sandra.

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  2. Julie A.
    Oct 16, 2013 @ 18:16:35

    We are meeting for group in a few minutes and will begin with prayer for you guys. Love you!

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  3. Stephanie
    Oct 16, 2013 @ 18:48:55

    Praying all the time.

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  4. Cherie Maurer
    Oct 16, 2013 @ 19:07:35

    Praying that Greg being admitted turns out to be a blessing!!!! Love and Prayers!!

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  5. Alicia Strickland
    Oct 16, 2013 @ 19:20:01

    coninued prayers for a room, peace and comfort for all.

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  6. Jeff Peek
    Oct 16, 2013 @ 19:27:21

    Praying for that room, Praying for Greg and the whole family!!

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  7. kddmyers
    Oct 16, 2013 @ 20:07:53

    Praying for you!

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  8. Norm & Christy
    Oct 16, 2013 @ 20:19:12

    Praying for you, and for wisdom for the doctors as they care for Greg.

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  9. Faye
    Oct 16, 2013 @ 20:49:36

    Praying for all of you!

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  10. Matt and Kristen
    Oct 16, 2013 @ 21:02:56

    We are praying for you guys.

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  11. Linda and Dale
    Oct 16, 2013 @ 21:09:51

    Praying! Love you guys!

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  12. Patty Wright
    Oct 16, 2013 @ 21:22:50

    David and I will earnestly pray tonight that the doctor(s) will find the best possible care and treatment for Greg. Praying for much needed rest and peace of mind.

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  13. Claudia
    Oct 16, 2013 @ 22:03:59

    Lord God, please provide for Greg and Sandra in every way that they need. Reveal yourself to them. Give relief from all pain & anxiety. Comfort them & give them peace beyond understanding. Amen

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  14. laurie king
    Oct 16, 2013 @ 22:06:58

    praying for you guys and for the kids while you are away. claiming peace only HE can provide. love you! John and laurie and kids

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  15. Cheri Smith
    Oct 16, 2013 @ 22:15:11

    We will be praying. I just saw your last 3 posts. Sorry I haven’t seen them before today. Hoping you guys get a room soon so hopefully u can rest. Believing for a miracle in this situation and for Greg to get relief from his pain. Take care and let us know if there is anything we can do.

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  16. Laura
    Oct 16, 2013 @ 23:10:19

    Praying tonight.

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  17. Carol Vernon
    Oct 17, 2013 @ 07:14:16

    Sandra,

    Praying without ceasing for you two for the last 24 hours. Continuing to pray … you all are on my heart.

    Carol Vernon

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