Monday, March 9, 2009

It's Monday!

It was another rough night for Gary- it is impossible to get continuous sleep in the hospital the place that you need it most. I am on patrol today trying to minimize distruptions so he can sleep.
CTScan of his lungs this morning showed more irritation in the lungs- his meds have been changed to cover any type of lung bacteria/fungus.
He is still drinking and eating some throughout the day knowing it is important to keep nourished.
They have not been able to do lumbar puncture/spinal tap due to low platelets. Although he did receive a transfusion last night his platelets lowered to 34 and need to be 50.
WBC is .5 again and ANC not measurable. Enough time was elapased since neulasta shot so he will start neupogen shots today.


kc said...

Tammy -- if there is anything I can do to help -- I'm sure that someone needs to stand guard for you to sleep also, just let me know -- Kris Chernavage

karen said...

Philippians 4:6 tells us not to worry but instead lift everything to God by prayer. Look
out God here comes the prayers!!

And they keep coming. Tammy you had this in one of your emails at one time.

Marianne said...

Tammy and Gary,

We are sending lots of prayers your way from your "old" neighbors in Troy. Hang in there, Gary is a fighter he will win this.

Marianne and Andrew

Darnbrooks said...

Gary & Tammy - Didn't know you had a blog but we read it all. Tremendous ordeal!! We've been praying for you continuously all along. You have sure made all our problems seem miniscule which makes us focus even harder on you. May God give you strength to heal and give all of you the strength to get through this...and QUICK!!
John & Robin Darnbrook

Anonymous said...

Your family continues to be in our prayers. Keep fighting the good fight. Stacie

mfh said...

Tammy and Gary, We just got an update from Dave Lozon. If there's anything we can do for you all please let us know. In the meantime all our prayers are with you. Hnag in there. Mike and Jeni Hennessey. Falmouth, Mass.

Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work, Lt. Tammy. Gary needs you by his side to keep him going. You are a wonderful person.
We keep praying for you and your family.
I am sorry that we can't be of more help.
The Wenner's

Anonymous said...

Uhgg. Glad to hear Gary is still eating and drinking. I hope you both can get some much needed rest soon.


Pat and Annette said...

Gary and Tammy,

We have been thinking of you often. You are in our prayers nightly at dinner. We are new to your blog. Kim shared it with us today. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Pat, Annette, and boys.

Slandy said...

Gary & Tammy,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you guys. We need our basketball coach back on the court! Scott said Dan was yelling at the kids on Satuday - I was at work.

Take care and please let us know if there is anything we can do.

Cristi and Scott Landy

Name: Holly Bowne said...

Don't mess with the Tammy Patrol! It is strange how difficult it is to get good sleep in one of the places you need it most.

We are so grateful you have this blog to keep us posted. We are praying for you all every day. Keep us in the loop for any help--anything at all.

Love and lots of non-germ-filled hugs,
Holly, Chris, Joshua & Ashleigh