Sarah here. Rachel texted this afternoon.
“Kevin’s fever has been high over the weekend but not bothering him… 102. He couldn’t do Tylenol because it is so hard on the liver. He had ice packs and a cooling blanket last night which didn’t really help with fever but just made him uncomfortable and kept him up all night.
Praise God! After sloooowly inching down, his liver enzymes have dropped substantially, almost to normal levels. This means the chemo and our prayers worked!
However, his bilirubin continues to climb dangerously… He looks as yellow as an oompah loompah! They will perform an ERCP (insert a shunt to remove the blockage in his bile duct) today and is scheduled for 3pm, but could happen sooner. They feel confident they will be able to clear the blockage and numbers will all come down very quickly.
This morning Rachel cleaned and dressed his tumors on his face and it appears that they are starting to break down which is also a BIG praise. Kevin experienced sudden anemia (low red blood cells/iron count) and they are not sure the cause. He received an infusion of red blood cells. The doctors feel that it’s not the big concern for now. He feels pretty rough, naturally but is able to rest today and is trying to catch up on some sleep.”
Amazing and fantastic news indeed! Let us all shout with praise to God! Please join us is giving thanks and praise as well as continuing to ask for God’s intervention – that Kevin’s surgery would go without a hitch, that his billirubin levels would lower quickly and that the chemo would continue to work to break down the cancer cells.
I am jumping for joy with gratitude today!