Misery Days are here

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Today is called Day +8.   The first day of chemo was Day -4.  The stem cell re-infusion was Day 0. So all total he has been in the hospital for 13 days.  He is right in the middle of the misery days.  His blood counts are bottomed out.  He has had fever for 3 days. He has no energy and very little appetite.  (Actually this morning and last night he ate something more than applesauce for the first time in days!)

Now we watch and wait for his counts to come back up.  Yesterday was the 3rd day at the rock bottom.  His white blood count has been 0.0 for 3 days, but today, it went up to 0.4.  So I think that might be a sign that his immune system is preparing to come back to life!  He has received three blood and platelet transfusions so far.  He is keeping a pretty positive mental outlook, but sometimes you just are in the misery.

He hasn’t seen the kids since October 8th.  Today, they will be returning from a mission’s trip with our church and will get to come in for a visit on their way home. That will be the highlight of the day!

Thank you all for your continued support!

 

 

10 thoughts on “Misery Days are here

  1. Lord God, I lift up Kevin and ask that you touch his body today in such a way that he would recognize that touch is from You. Help him trust you more. Help him show that he is trusting you by giving you praise and thanksgiving even during this difficult time. Strengthen his mind and his heart. Fill him with your Holy Spirit that he would have your peace. Comfort him now.
    In the strong name of Jesus I pray, amen.

  2. Herrera Olga

    Kevin, my heart is heavy to know you are in such pain and misery. I hope you still see the glass half full. We are all praying for you.

  3. ValCruz

    Firefighter Mom here. Wow! I am so proud of you fighting the good fight everyday, a day at a time big guy. Prayers for you and your family. Bless all of your caregivers.

  4. Thank you for the update Lisa… Kevin, we lift you up to the Lord bud… your room if filled with angels standing by your side and interceding on your behalf! Get through this chapter so we can go to lunch soon!

  5. Porter

    Hang in there Kevin, woke up early this morning thinking about you. Prayed for strength and healing for you and strength for your family. God bless you and your family.

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