Glenn is where they say he should be in this process: feeling lousy, almost totally immune suppressed, still has all his hair, sometimes needing fluids, etc. But the curve in the road is that I feel like I am getting sick, which means I can't stay with Glenn. In fact I kicked myself out of the hospital because Glenn as well as many other patients in the hospital are immune suppressed and have no defense against viruses and bacteria. So I am spending the night in a hotel in town. Might need to stay a second night, depending on how I feel tomorrow. (Sadly, I've had to interrupt my deepening relationship with my toilet at the hospital.)
Glenn has found some medicine that he can take every 8 hours for the nausea and it really helps him to feel better. Thank you, God! So we could say that his desire to sleep through this part is actually happening. He was also started on daily shots to speed up growth of his immune cells. And I wanted to update you on our friend for whom I asked for prayers. Your prayers have been answered because he is already past the sick part so that his wife can have less anxiety about not being able to be with him this week. Isn't God just amazing? Who'd 'a thought?
So now I need to go to sleep and try to get well fast so I can get back to my role as caregiver: in sickness and in health.