Bryan and I just returned from the infusion center. He needed another two units of blood. Last Tuesday, his hematocrit was 25 and we received two units last Wednesday, but internal bleeding continued throughout the week. Yesterday, his hematocrit was 21! No wonder he has been so tired and weak. He is feeling perky now and we hope the bleeding of unknown cause has come to an end, Lord willing.
His bilirubin level continues to come down, but it is still too high for him to receive the CPT-11. Thus, chemotherapy yesterday consisted of 5FU, Leukovorin, and Erbitux.
The last few days walking has been virtually impossible and we have made good use of the wheelchair. Today, he walked a fair distance through the hospital and back to the car, before and after his infusion. It's a miracle to me to see him so low and then perk back to almost "normal."
Last week's adjustment of the electrolytes in his TPN did the trick! His electrolyte levels are now normal which will help reduce or eliminate the blackouts.
Thank you for your faithful prayers! God is at work and we praise Him for each day, good or bad.
"...The Lord on high is mighty." Psalm 93:4