Friday, December 5, 2008

The Port Is In !

This is Tammy with a quick update. A double lumen port was installed in Gary's upper right chest yesterday. The day did not go smooth unfortunately. The darn platelets that we have been monitoring closely every week decided to take a significant dive (47 to 33) which is below the number required for a port to be installed. So Gary has first blood transfusion which consisted of a yellow bag of 5 different peoples platelets. He decided that he didn't like other people platelets in his body so he broke out in hives. Nothing alittle Benedryl and Tylenol couldn't take care of. He is back to work today but quite sore. If you see him this weekend please no friendly punches in the shoulder :) His mother comes to town on Saturday and we leave for Columbus on Monday to start treatment.


Anonymous said...

I hope Gary didn't celebrate too much when U-M beat Duke! The level of surprise for that had to be quite unexpected.

Seriously, we're all still thinking about you guys and keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Hope your holidays remain special times in spite of all you're going through.

- D, M, and Family (Brighton)

jane said...

Dear Tammy and Gary,

You two are amazing! How can we help? When you are in Columbus, we are only an hour away so let us know if you'd like some moral support! You are also welcome to stay with us if you need a break and don't want to go all the way back to Michigan.

You are so often in our thoughts and prayers. The Bible says that God's strength is made perfect in weakness. Remember that and trust in that. When you are weak, God is strong. Rest in him.

We are praying that your Christmas will be filled with the JOY and PEACE of Jesus that passes our human understanding. (Phil. 4.)

Love to all of you.

Jane and Dave