Wednesday, August 10, 2011

A new road to take

Glenn had his first follow up visit in G'ville since his hospital stay today. It seems that the stem cell transplant didn't do what it was supposed to do, at least not yet. It still could change, but it's not looking good right now. the Dr. said there was a response right after the transplant but it didn't last. His kidney function continues to deteriorate and the Dr. in G'ville will consult with the Dr. (hematology oncologist) here and recommend a series of chemotherapy treatments to start soon. The goal is to avoid dialysis if at all possible. Glenn's kidneys need prayers from everybody who prays. He seems to be taking all this in stride. He said he should be upset by the prognosis, but he's not at all. His feeling is "it is what it is", although he dreads having to go on dialysis and hopes and prays that that won't happen. The reality is that if it doesn't start getting better, or at least stay where it is.........well, you can fill in that blank. We are surprised at this news because Glenn has been feeling better and doing more of his normal activities: going to church, running errands on his own, etc. He did file for disability and has been approved, although he won't start getting his benefits until late November. (He has posted a request on his web site for anyone who would want to contribute until he starts getting his benefits. He hasn't been able to work since his treatment. Just go to that web site and it will explain what to do.) When he starts the next treatment he won't be feeling as well as he has been. Bummer! I want to be mad but I don't know who to be mad at. Things were starting to look better, but now we start down another road. So you now have our most recent prayer request update. And we really do realize the benefits of all the prayers coming our way. We are so grateful for your love and support.

1 comment:

  1. Sound like those kidneys are as stubborn as their owner. Hmmmnn. Well, I guess my prayers will now include Glenn's kidneys along with Lilly's heart.
    Anyone out there have any other internal organs they want to throw in????