Sunday, January 4, 2015

Day +250, To City of Hope, Again.

“Look to the LORD and his strength; 
seek his face always.”

Psalm 105:4

Yes, we are back at City of Hope!  Took a detour first and tried out St. Josephs in Orange, got great care, but ultimately, we needed to be back in the environment that can specifically treat Clif with the specialized care a transplant patient needs.

On Tuesday December 30th, 2014 Clif spiked a fever, blood pressure dropped, he felt lethargic & dizzy and basically looked and felt really bad!  Dr's all agreed, it's time for another visit for inpatient hospital care.  We were encouraged to go first to the local hospital and get him stablized than transport to City of Hope by Friday January 2nd, 2015.  

Upon our warmly welcomed arrival here, our team of doctors including; Nepherologist, Pulmonologist, Cardiologist and Hemotologist were all on site and literally at the door of his room once he was settled in.  What a blessing, it's a Friday late afternoon, approaching the end of a big holiday weekend and God had it such that a team of experts were here to put a plan of attack together to handle Clifs serious health care needs.

Clif has Sepsis, again.  This is a bacteria that attacks all organs of the body, I've noticed the biggest attack on the brain.  He has been disoriented and very very tired.  So tired we have to wake him up to feed him and take his meds.  A low immune system person such as he, walking around in a world of sick people that we all live among was just too much.  His mind is willing to go go go, but his body is not ready!  Keeping him down these past 3 months since discharge in September has not been easy.

So I ask you all to continue to pray. 

Blessings and Happy New Year.