Tuesday, March 10, 2009

New Digs!

We moved rooms last night ready for a new setting well actually a new level of care. Due to unexpected arrival through ER, Gary was placed on a general internal medicine floor. Due to the fact that he is a cancer patient, he needs to be on the hemotology/oncology floor. The right doctors are important but knowledgable support staff is important also. We are on the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit (BMT) where low blood counts and blood transfusions are routine.
He has had some relief from the fevers. It does not go as high and has dropped in normal range at times.
His WBC is .4 today and ANC still not measurable.
Doctors feel that the current medication is working. Gary hates the antifungal med voriconizol due to side effects of vision issues. But it is the best fungus fighter the docs can find.
No further tests scheduled for today. He had a spinal this morning and we should get some results this afternoon.
Gary asks "can you just leave me alone and let my body rest and catch up?"
Jeremiah 33:6 I will heal my people and let them enjoy abundant peace and security.


Anonymous said...

Are there better looking nurses on your new floor?
I thinking about you.
Hang in there and take care.
We will put in a very small cheer for Michigan at the Big Ten Basketball tournament - just for you.
Dave Wenner

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the right floor!
Keep up the good fight and try to get some rest.
Work is work. We miss you, but we are getting by.
Get Well!

John Fulton

Anonymous said...

Gary - Keep pushing on. You will beat this. I've known you for many years and I know that you are a determined SOB. I check the Lowdown daily, so keep the info coming.

Tammy - you are an inspiration. We are praying for your whole family.

Joe T.

Anonymous said...

Gary & Tammy,
Glad you finally got to the new digs! Try and rest my friend ... we can't wait for you to come home where you belong! A delivery of Chocolate Chip Cookies are waiting for you! All our love and prayers ... The Heffernans

karen said...

Hi Gary and Tammy, Sounds like the move to the right floor was a good move, especially with a window in the door for Tammy the security lady!! Get your rest and look forward to hearing some news tomorrow. Go Blue, Mikah asked today if Mr. Latham wants the big or little dinosaur? Let us know Tammy.

Anonymous said...

Hi Gary


(((Hopefully I just gave you a hearty laugh today...laughing is good for healing))))

Keep the faith.

Your Lions Buddy