Things were going quite well over the past couple of days. Dad was enjoying the taste of food again, although limited by his diet restrictions. He has gained 11 pounds, for which we are very thankful!
This morning, he had a 104 degree fever and was feeling quite weak. Mom took him to Swedish, in Seattle. Upon arrival, his fever was gone (Praise the Lord!!) but he had extremely low blood pressure and was quite dehydrated. They did all kinds of test and cultures to find a cause for the fever and decided to admit him because of the low blood pressure. The doctors think he had/has some kind of infection and are going to keep him 24-48 hours until they have the blood work back. He is currently on antibiotics (for possible infection), as well as medication to bring his blood pressure back to normal range. He is doing much better tonight--especially with all the fluids back in him. We are not really sure what caused the dehydration. They are still trying to find the right TPN (nutrition IV) mixture for his body, perhaps he just needs more fluids.
Please continue to pray. The journey continues!
Sarah, for the Pollock Clan