"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me"

Philippians 4:13

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A Minor Setback...

Starting a couple weeks back Jeff started fainting randomly if he sat up too fast. As time went on the fainting became more frequent until yesterday at home he fainted right next to the kitchen table and just about hit his head. Tonya was luckily home and told Mom who then called the Doc. The Nurse Practitioner said they wanted him to come in right away for a cat scan. They were worried the tumor had changed which would trigger the fainting.

The scan result was clear, thank the Lord, but his white blood cell count was dangerously low. A normal white blood cell count is between 4,300 and 10,800. Jeff's count was 700. They immediately quarantined him and anyone around him must wear a mask. It could be life threatening for him to catch even the common cold. He was given blood just moments ago and antibiotics a few times a day. They will check his blood again tomorrow for a new count. We are believing in a much higher count! As soon as the count is up he may go home. They would like to see his white count to be at least 1,000 so that he may be able to fight any infections he comes across. We are waiting to hear from his oncologist, Dr. Alguire to see if she wants to give him a shot that will bring the count up or let his body do it on his own. His hemoglobin was also low so he got a couple units of blood today. We love and appreciate all the prayers and support!

He is doing well, his color even looks better that it had this weekend! He is at Mercy Hospital in Muskegon. He is not allowed any fresh fruits or flowers though because they can carry in germs. Thank you all again.

1 comment:

Rhonda said...

I love to see the family support you all give to one another as I read your posts. You all have such great faith - you surely are moving mountains they way you are "prayin and sayin" what you believe in. You are an inspiration to others who are calling on Jesus in their own battles ~ Thank you. I will once again pray for Jeffs healing during this small setback and watch God do his work. AMEN! Sincerely, Rhonda Slagter

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