Sunday, March 8, 2009

Another Day!

Another exciting day at Uof M for Gary. His fever reached an all time high of 105.1 this afternoon. We are still waiting for white count to recover it is .5-same as yesterday. His mind is quite out of it- I will have to write down some of the things he is talking about it might be funny someday.
He was having problems with peripheral vision in right eye. A few optholomogists checked it out and seem to think that the infection spent some quality time in his eye and left some blood residue. They will continue to monitor it and it should heal with meds that he is already taking. Although it could take awhile for his vision to be back to normal. Just another issue not as concerning as lymphoma.
He had a MRI of head this morning and it seemed to be clear. A spinal tap to look for more infections will be done as soon as platelets can be raised to 50.
We are beginning to think he would be better off without any meds and heal on his own. But unfortunately that would take white blood cells and neutrophils which he isn't making. This stuff needs to go away as quickly as it arrived!!


Anonymous said...

You guys must be so exhausted. I am so glad to hear that his MRI looked clean. We love you guys and will step up the prayers!


kc said...

You guys sure have been through a lot! know that you have many, many, MANY prayers in your direction, and that everyone is thinking about all of you! Tammy, you sure are a tough cookie, take care of yourself, eat, and sleep, and accept the help that is being offered. Hope you have a better night, Gary!

Anonymous said...

Tammy and Gary - Just know that the Wheelers are all pulling for you!! You are in our thoughts and prayers! Tim, Tina, Grant and Katie

Anonymous said...

Gary & Tammy-
We pray that God may be in all of the details of your day today...

"Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint."
Isaiah 40:30-31

Love & Prayers,
Melissa & Tim

Anonymous said...

Gary and Tammy - Just want to let you know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. You both are an inspiration to us. Let us know if there is anything we can do to help out with the kids.
Tim & Cheryl

Corey Ducklow said...

Hi Gary and Tammy,

We are PRAYING for you! When you have God in your life, you have hope. Keep looking up, He will provide what you need. Sometimes help comes in the way of family and friends. Better days are ahead! Love, The Ducklows

Anonymous said...

Gary and Tammy, I recently found your blog and have been reading through past post. Please know that you are in my prayers. I will fill Dave in on the situtation tonight. Remember that through it all, God is with you. I pray for the right combination of medicine so that your numbers go in the direction that will bring you back to a place of comfort. It is obvious that you have wonderful helpmates in one another. Stay strong. Peace, Mary Shipley

Anna Cassar said...

A Prayer of Hope
(Taken from a book on hope and cancer)
Father, instill in me a reason for hope. Bring, I pray, calm to the raging storms of my life. I am afraid of the cancer, but I am not afraid of You. Help me place my trust not in the well-meaning doctors, nurses, nutrisionist, and clergy who attend to my needs, but in You and You alone. Use them, I pray, as conduits of Your grace, and bring me the healing I know You will bring if You so desire. I offer my humble prayer in the name of the Great Physician, Jesus Christ. Amen
Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Anna Cassar

Anonymous said...

Hey, Latham's! Kris just emailed your blog address, and I am thankful we can follow your progress in that way. My emotions are running so deeply for you; I struggle for words that might be helpful or meaningful in some way. The best I can do for now is to send along a long-loved poem that my dad used to read to people he was ministering to:

God has not promised
skies always blue
Flower-strewn pathways
all our lives through.
God has not promised
sun without rain,
Joy without sorrow,
peace without pain.
But God has promised
strength for the day,
Rest for the laborer,
light for the way,
Grace for the trials,
help from above,
Unfailing sympathy,
Undying love.

We Webers are praying for you and yours daily and are sending loads of love to all of you from Connecticut. Tammy, I really miss Soul Tenders! God bless you. Mark, Sue, Andrei & Carley