Sunday, February 8, 2009

Endoscopy Results

Bryan had his endoscopy this morning.

We are thankful no current bleeding was found. His esophagus and stomach were normal.

We are prayerful for the mass engulfing his duodenum, that possibly the chemo shrinking the tumor caused it to pull away and ulcerate, thus bleed. After 3 units of blood, his hematocrit rose to 26, after being 15 upon arrival at the hospital. This morning it dropped to 24, which justified a fourth unit of blood. He is still at St. Joe's and looks great now that he is tanked up with fluids and blood. Not sure when he'll come home, hopefully tomorrow.

I want to say thank you to all those who donate blood! It saved my husband's life! To those of you who haven't, it's not that difficult. It's an opportunity to give of yourself to help save someone's life.


The Eskestrands said...

we're keeping you guys in our prayers!!! -sarah "klajnbart"

Anonymous said...

We're glad you're doing better, Bryan. We (and our entire church family in Kodiak) have been praying for you this weekend. Thank you, Jonathon, for keeping us posted. Thank you, Susan, for encouraging us all to donate blood. As I have watched the life-sustaining blood blood drip into Colin's veins I have been so grateful for the unnamed people who have given their blood so that he might have life. I have also been reminded in a new way of what Jesus did for us on the cross; He didn't donate just a little of his blood, He gave it all so that we can live forever with Him. How thankful I am. I hope you'll soon be home, Bryan. Joy Ng