Thursday, March 5, 2009

Port Coming Out!

We were trying to avoid taking out the port but now it is time. They have found another bacteria from blood taken from the port site which doesn't necessarily mean it is in the port itself but it is time to get it out. This is be a pretty simple procedure but he will first need to get pumped up with platelets. The purpose of the port was to get chemo treatments but a pic line can be used instead. We are not sure if they will be able to schedule the procedure today or wait until Friday.
The temperature is still pretty high. It does lower at times which he appreciates. They have switched some of his antibiotics.
He started anti fungal voriconazol and has had halucinations all night. It was kinda fun at first but getting old now. We are told it is not a long term thing just temporary.
His appetite still in not too great. He tried a supplement shake last night and did ok. Everything has a metal taste. Just a few weeks ago, I was trying to get him to stop eating junk and lose weight and now doing anything to encourage him.
Gotta go! Although Gary is not up to writing in the blog he is reading the comments. I was going to read them to him last night and he already had read them on his Iphone. We love all of the support- keep the prayers coming!

8 comments:

Jeff Young said...

Hi Gary, Its Jeff Young... well after all these months of checking up on you and not ever knowing how to leave a comment, I finally found out by mistake, clicking on things... Keep the faith - I KNOW I dont have to tell you that.. this lung fungal thing, Toby, Pic Line and so forth are all to familiar (Ian)... Hang in there - we are all praying for you big time - I am gonna send an alert out to the "Breakfast club" - remember it is always the darkest before the dawn... ps. can you have visitors or are you in isolation? Love you man...

Karen said...

Hey Gary, I drilled Tammy with questions this morning via text and she did a good job filling us all in. This blog is a great way to communicate to all of your fans. I am saying prayers every spare moment that I have, on the way to and from work, sitting in a meeting, while I am spending time in my office (it's my laundry room) and while I'm waiting for Alex to get out of soccer practice. Gary you are truly an inspiration to many and Tammy is pretty amazing too. I'll have to show Mikah your new haircut. Stay positive and keep the faith, we are all praying for you and your family. As Mikah would say GO BLUE!

Karen

Tim Burke said...

Hi Gary,

You have a great looking melon (and still more hair than me!) I know you are going through a difficult time right now. Know that I'm thinking about you and keeping you in my prayers - Jeff is organizing a posse to come see you. I look forward to seeing you soon

Tim

Anonymous said...

Hey Gary,

Heard Scott and Craig stole your favorite b-ball hat!! Dan will drop another off tonight:) Keep strong, we're thinking and praying for you all the time. Bald and BEAUTIFUL!!! If this economy keeps up Dan will be balder than he already is also. He's pulling hair out by fist full every night!!!

We love you,
Dan and Karen

Anonymous said...

You are an inspiration to us all. You are always in our thoughts and prayers. I think Tammy once told me she thinks bald men are sexy!!

Jill and Bill

Anonymous said...

Hi guys. I hope that fever goes away soon! Maybe this is a good opportunity to do a milkshake taste test between different restaurants! You could write a book and make millions!

Lynn

Anonymous said...

Love you smile Gary. Thanks for keeping us up to speed. You are an inspiration to all. We keep all of you in our prayers.

Lots of love

Aunt Mary and Uncle Tony

Brian and Ainslie Groark said...

Hi Gary,
We're thinking about you all the time. Hang in there and keep fighting. We're praying that this fever will go away soon. Your great attitude is an inspiration.
Love to you and the family.
Brian & Ainslie