Thursday, December 17, 2009


I know I owe you all an update, but I haven't felt much like writing.

Greg's condition hasn't changed too much over the past 48 hours. He has pneumonia, but they still don't know what kind. They believe its bacterial, but they're treating for everything. His latest CT scan showed "significant" lung damage from the pneumonia. They don't know yet if its reversible. He also been bleeing pretty steadily from the GI tract, and they've been giving him TON of packed red blood cells and platelets. They actually got his platelets up to 91 as of this morning, but we don't know if that will hold. He hasn't been at 91 for years. But, I'm suspecting that they draw right after they get the platelets in. We'll see what they're at in 24 hours. Blood sugars are all over the place, and his sodium levels are rising.

He's got lots of things going on, and the doctors aren't saying much. I finally asked, point blank, for a prognosis. The lead ICU doc said that, taking into account everything that's happening now, along with his medical condition to start with, the doc estimates about a 70 to 80 percent mortality chance. Not very good odds.

I have to keep telling myself that he's beaten the odds before, and he's fighting now. I don't think he's ready to give up yet.

Please keep the prayers coming.


Ann & Greg


Francis said...

We have faith and we pray. Greg and Ann, we are with you all the way.

Joani said...

My prayers are with you both. Joani

Cindy H said...

Ann - Your friend here in the office are thinking about you and praying for you, Greg and the boys.

Anonymous said...

We are there with you all in our hearts and thoughts right now. Please know that many prayers are coming your way. Ginger

Bob & Ellen said...

Our thoughts and prayers are coming your way from TN. It's time to get the Zamboni off the ice so that Greg can mount a big turnaround in the upcoming period!

All our best,

Bob & Ellen

the Sippys said...

You are dear to us--know our love and prayers. Hold on to the promise that unto us a child is born--he is Emmanuel, God with us--he is with you and NOTHING in this world can take that away. May you feel the arms of our Savior around you, the whole Skibinski family.

Judy said...

Hugs and more hugs,

Dana, Leah and Anna Kate all said special prayers tonight for all of you.


Anonymous said...


You have been so strong and such a wonderful example of a loving wife and mother for a long time. We pray for you and Greg and Eric and Matthew to continue to have that strength and grace. We pray to have our friend back again.

George and Mary

Anonymous said...

From one SYHA family to another, our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of need.

Anonymous said...

Thinking about you guys today and sending prayers your way.

Bob and Ellen

Anonymous said...

Thinking of all of you and praying for Greg's recovery.

Kathy Davis

Anonymous said...

I'M SOOOOOOOO SORRY TO HEAR THIS NEWS.... we've been praying... gaby has said numerous prayers for you guys, and I've been praying too... Uncle Greg is strong, and he's done miraculous things before... just going to keep praying for a miracle... I just hope you hang in there... I can only imagine how you feel, and how you have to be strong for the kids... remember we all love you and again, we are definitely praying... xoxoxoxoxoxox - Becky

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