I'm back in St. Louis, and I have to make this quick, because I'm on my work laptop, and it doesn't usually behave very well here. (Actually, this is the fourth time I've re-booted just to get this post up).
Unfortunately, when I got here today, I learned Greg's condition had worsened. He was on 100 percent oxygen, they believe he has extensive lung damage, they found CMV in his GI tract as well as his lungs, he's grown a new bug, but they don't yet know exactly what it is (although they assume its antibiotic resistant, as he's been covered for just about everything since 12/6), and he's bleeing internally (they got his platelets up over 100 tonight, and that should help some). They were able to get is Oxygen levels down to 70 percent during the day, but as I'm writing this, his saturation levels are slowly dropping, so I assume they'll be increasing what they're giving him tonight.
Long story short, Our Hero is in deep trouble right now. They're not giving me much hope. Skibby is here (she drove through Illinois in a snowstorm). Matthew is at home with Grandma, and Eric decided to go ahead to his hockey tournament, as we both know that Greg would be telling him to go if he could. I had planned to try to go to work on Monday, but I think that's going to be scrapped.
Thanks to all for the wonderful Christmas gifts and wishes. I truly would not be holding it together if not for all of you. Especially to Kris for the Gatorade (you don't know how precious that was!), Julie for the chocolate (ditto), Tom and Scott for getting Eric to the tournament, and being ready at a moments notice to make the I70 run if needed, George and Mary for taking Sadie to church, Per, Vicki, Mark and Kerri for keeping Matthew occupied, and so many others who I know deserve special mention, but who I'm drawing a blank on right now. Please know that I don't know how I'll ever repay you all.
Please keep praying. A miracle would really come in handy right now.
Greg & Ann