Wednesday, September 30, 2009

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

2 comments:

Mama B said...

Thank you again for your updates. You all are precious to us and are much on our hearts.

"Now to Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen" ~Ephesians 3:20-21~

With Love & Prayers, The B's All

brenda said...

Thanks for the update. We'll keep donating, glad to know it is being used wisely! Still praying for the bili levels.
~Brenda
How blessed is the man who trusts in God.