Thursday, February 11, 2010

. . . And On and On . . .

Still no definate cause of Clark's symptoms. He was a little dehydrated so he recieved fluids to help with that. They said his liver and everything else are functioning just fine. There is some calcium build up on his liver which is probably causeing the pain. They are not concerned about it as it is common and just part of the transplant process.
Clark felt great all day yesterday and was expected to come home today until he woke up with a fever again this morning. He had a 103 fever but felt like he could not stay warm. They gave him Tylenol, the fever lifted, and he is felling fine again. Unfortunately, because he has these spurts of fever, they will keep him for observation until tomorrow.
They are also talking about taking out his pic line. Origionally they were going to "install" his central line in preparation for the BMT but now they don't want him to have any lines as they are easy access for infection. The pic was easy access for us too though. Now he will have to be stuck everytime they draw blood or administer medicine. This will be hard because that is something I CANNOT DO!
If you would like to visit, Clark is on the 2nd floor in the Intermediate Care ICU. No kids, no visitation from 7-8:30 AM or PM, and no later than 11 PM.

4 comments:

Ligia said...

Hang on Clark. We love you and keep you in our prayers. We'll be coming up to Utah sometime late March. So hopefully we don't have to visit you in the hospital. Take care dear cousin. :o)

Anonymous said...

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart: Do not depend on your own understanding" Proverbs 3:5 This is the verse we received from Air 1today. Our prayers are still ongoing for you. We know you can make it.
Blessings & hugs from Bobby & Claudia Mills

Janeanne said...

Hi Clark,
What a wild ride! I'm really sorry to hear of your constant battles. Hang in there, my friend. May the Lord bless you with peace, strength, and confidence that all will be well.

Kate larson said...

We think of you constantly as always. I saw Doc (Dr. Box) at the gym this morning...we chatted for a minute, he sure likes you!!!! That's not hard to do for ALL of us...love ya lots!!!!!!!!