Thursday, April 29, 2010

and the evening begins...... with fever once again :(

well, earlier dad finished the last chemo drug for this stay in the hospital and it was one he had never had before and it was a one time infusion.  then we got another unit of platelets which is good.  after the platelets he had what we think was a delayed bad reaction to that last chemo round - he had really violent all over body shakes :( we were able to get him some medicine that stopped it fairly quickly thankfully - pretty scary.  the meds however have a super drowsy side effect so he has been in and out of sleep.  then they took him down for an ultrasound of his left leg and when he returned from that, his nightly visit from the fever fairy arrived with a vengeance - he has pretty bad fever and chills right now and they are about to give him tylenol because he is about to get another unit of blood, so hopefully that will get the fever to break soon!  He is due for an MRI of his foot at 8pm tonight and then we are HOPING to keep the fever at bay so that he can sleep tonight.
In the morning we look forward to getting all the various test results back so that we can get to the bottom of this foot ordeal!
Please pray for the doctors to be divinely guided to all the right answers to that they are able to help dad to get better!
Love to all!


  1. Jessica - Claudia (aka Jewish mother) here! OK - we all need to do a novena now so that the fever fairy will go bye-bye and take a permanent hike away!! Hang tight as sometimes ther are a few bumps in the road to smooth sailing. Have faith! We are all praying. Claudia

  2. Dear Family and Friends if you are reading this Blog: Please join with me in prayer. May God Bless all the care givers, protect them and keep them strong. Touch the doctors that they feel extra compassion and wisdom of thought. Protect those with cancer heal the bodies, renew their strength, shield their bodies from damage and boost their immune systems so that the future is full of renewed vigor and love. In Jesus Name We Pray AMEN.

  3. thanks so much claudia! and novenas sound GOOD to me ;)
    and thank you very much for the kind prayer anonymous! we appreciate it!

  4. Jessica, What a day and night you all have had. I will be praying for you both and the doctors. I'm so glad that Bradley and Chachi will be there with you around this time tomorrow. May God give you the strength you need. Carolyn

  5. Praying for you everyday. Lots of love...

  6. Good morning... It's your cuz Jamie! Please know my thoughts and prayers are with u and uncle Mel at this time. I truly believe in the devine power of our lord and I know he is sending his healing touch to mel..though this journey may seem long and full of trials and tribulations...sweet Jesus will guide you all through it every step of the way! To my strong uncle Mel you have our love and support always!!! I can't help but remember the beautiful words of our lord... "Faith is being sure of what we hope for;and certain of what we do not see."(Hebrews 11:1) though we may not see far ahead of us we know that through faith all is possible with the Lord! As will be uncle mel's healing!
    Love you all,
    IN HIS GRIP-Jamie

  7. Thanks Claudia!! and i am SUPER excited for bradley and chachi to get here!! :) :)

  8. Thank you so much Lisa - we SUPER appreciate it!!! :)

  9. hey jamie!! so awesome to hear from you!! we had such a good time getting to see your mom yesterday!! and in fact, we are looking forward to a visit from both of your parents today - they are so awesome!
    thank you so much for your kind, prayerful, and encouraging words!! we need them and appreciate them!
    I most assuredly feel God's hands at work over this entire situation and it is the only thing getting us through it - i have ABSOLUTE faith that we are in His hands and through Him ALL things are possible and work together for good!!
    we love you and thanks again so much for the prayers!!