Friday, October 26, 2012

Longer than expected visit

It was a little longer G'ville visit than we anticipated. Wednesday we left early so we could get to the appointment early, (they see patients as they come in, not necessarily by the appointment time.) We figure if there is a procedure to be done, they will have time to do it if we get there early. But the early plan didn't work as we had hoped. The car died half way there, so it took about an hour and a half to get the car towed and get a rental. So we got there at the scheduled time. The labs showed that Glenn's red blood cell count was critically low so he needed blood. But the Dr. also wanted to go ahead and do the bone marrow biopsy to see if he can find out why the counts stay low in spite of the shots Glenn gets weekly for it. We will get results from that in a week. By the time that was done and the blood was ready for transfusion there was only time to get one unit, so we had to go back yesterday for the second unit. On the way back home Wednesday night I was thinking there must be a way to be able to stay in town for the night so we wouldn't have to drive home and go right back the next morning. God heard me. I had posted on Facebook briefly about our trip to G'ville and an OLD friend who lives in G'ville answered and we all had lunch the second day after we were done at the clinic. He offered that if we were ever in a situation like that we could stay with them. Isn't God so GOOD?! And it was  so good to begin to get caught up again with him and his family.
As far as how the 2 units of blood have affected Glenn, he feels a little bit better, (he had been getting tired a lot and so we know now what that was caused by). He is having some other issues with bleeding so we have to look into that right away. Prayers certainly requested. I will let you all know when we find out the results of the biopsy and any other tests.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Still stable

Just want to report to you all that there is nothing to report. :-) Glenn continues to feel pretty well and the night time dialysis is going smoothly. He got to be a guest host on the Flight Time radio show again yesterday, which, as you all know, is a favorite activity of his.
He has sent his second book to the publisher, and is working on his third book, which is a political fiction. The words are just POURING out of his mind. Surprise, surprises!
 He seems to have a little more energy than he did last week. He got another shot for his anemia and maybe that has made the difference. He's actually been going out to men's night with the guys from church, and we were able to go to out to a gathering of friends Friday night for dinner, and movie for the men and Mah Jongg for the ladies, and he didn't run out of steam. Our next Dr. appt is this coming Tuesday at the Renal Clinic here in Jax. and the following week we go to G'ville. Probably won't post again for a a little while until we have any new info to give you all. So ttfn.