Dan Very Fragile

May 2, 2009 at 10:49 pm Leave a comment

Realizing the possible consequences of delay, a medical team was put together last night to help Dan.At 11 p.m. Friday night, the medical team at UCSF removed one liter of the four liters of fluid (1 gallon +) under Dan’s lungs and near his heart.  They said it would be too much of a shock to Dan’s system to remove all 4 liters at once.  They will probably set up a drain to slowly release the rest of the fluid.

The ultrasound to explore the fluid in Dan’s chest revealed that the sarcoma nodules in Dan’s left lung are growing.  They are pressing on his heart but are not in the heart muscle. The pressure from the sarcoma keeps the fluid from moving out of the right ventricle to where it is supposed to go.  Unbearable pain has developed in Dan’s left shoulder and surrounding area.  The Dr. is considering doing an ultrasound there in an effort to discover what is causing that pain.  I have cried a good bit as I face all this reality.  But we are not giving up until God tells us it is time for Dan to go Home.

The doctors are conferring with Dan’s Personal Physician, Dr. Appelle, and the Oncologist Resident on call this weekend.  The Cardiologist is also trying to reach Dr. Jahan, the Chief of Oncology, who is overseeing Dan’s case.  So, we say with Paul, “Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Do not put out the Spirit’s fire; do not treat prophecies with contempt.  Test everything.  Hold on to the good.  Avoid every kind of evil.  May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through.  May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.  The one who calls you is faithful and He will do it.  Brothers and sisters, pray for us.”  I Thessalonians 5:18 – 25 — Anne and Dan

Our Beloved Dr. Kati, gifted Pediatrician and Family Dr in Sfantu Gheorghe

Our Beloved Dr. Kati, gifted Pediatrician and Family Dr in Sfantu Gheorghe

In the "good ole days" with our Romanian son and daughter, Stefan and Camellia

In the "good ole days" with our Romanian son and daughter, Stefan and Camellia

 


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