Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Update from my dear wife

Thought I would send out a quick update as I know many of you don't read Glenn's blogs.  The past couple of weeks have been rough for Glenn.  Even though his blood levels have been up above the 80 mark for 3 weeks in a row now, he has been feeling increasingly worse - very tired and having a lot of problems with his breathing.  Sunday and Monday he woke up with nausea and wretching/vomiting, so yesterday we made a special trip to see the doctor.  Again his blood levels were fine, so the doctor decided to do an x-ray to see if that would show us anything.  Sure enough, something has shown up on his left lung and the doctor is pretty sure Glenn has some form of pneumonia.  Since the doctor isn't sure what kind of pneumonia it is yet, he started Glenn on a couple of different antiobiotics and has ordered further tests.  Today (Tuesday) Glenn will have a blood test to test for CMV and we are waiting for a call from the respirologist for an appointment for a bronchoscopy to test for another kind of bacteria.  If the bronchoscopy shows that Glenn has pneumocystis, the treatment for that is high a dose of antibiotic for a longer period of time.  Glenn was quite worried last night about how he was going to sleep because every time he would lay down, he would get panicky.  After a bit of a struggle and some intense nausea, he was able to get to sleep and actually slept all night.  We covet your prayers again at this time.

Please continue to pray for David too as we still haven't gotten to the bottom of his problem yet.  Some days the struggle seems too heavy, and yet I'm am confident that God is good, He has a plan, and He will give the grace and strength we need for each day.




pbbcc said...

Thanks for sharing your journey. Praying for you and your family during this time. May the Lord's power and presence be experienced by you and all those who you encounter.

Joe Hendricks said...

Dear Denita,
Thanks for this update - now that we know it is pneumpnia instead of 'high blood sugar', we'll be praying hard for Glenn's healing for the pneumonia!
Heidi and I think of you both often,
Joe (& Heidi)

Stacy's Thoughts said...

Yup, I'm still here watching and praying for you both too. :) I'm hard to get rid of....seriously :)


Jeanette Leach said...

Dear Glenn & Denita

Our prayers are with your whole family, for strength, comfort, peace, and joy - even (especially) in these times may you still be able to experience the joy of the Lord.

Jeanette & Ron

Cheryl Odden said...

Your friends in Virginia are praying for you, Glenn. Thank you for the update, Denita.
Corey and Cheryl Odden

Dean Ober said...

I don't take prayer requests from the VOM team lightly. May God be with you continually during this time, and may He bless you richly!