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Jan 29, 2019
In October, Greg was experiencing intense leg pain and found out he had an arterial clot in his right leg. This led him to be admitted into the hospital. After having numerous doctor consults and multiple tests, the conclusion was that he had a mass larger than a football near his stomach and on his liver which was caused by Germ Cell Cancer.
For the past 3 months, Greg has gone through 3 rounds of chemotherapy. He was a lucky patient who did not experience the typical chemo side effects when it came to being sick. However, he did experience lack of appetite, mouth sores and lack of taste buds which led him to not eating or drinking too much. He was hospitalized twice with a fever (October 29 - November 2 and December 15 - 20).
On January 10th, Greg was experiencing the symptoms of not wanting to eat or drink. Throughout the next few days, he was able to drink a little bit of Gatorade and have a small portion of a shake. By not eating or drinking, Greg's electrolytes got dangerously low and he was dehydrated. This lead him to go into cardiac arrest at home on Sunday, January 13th. Marlys (Greg's mom) called 911. The police and EMT were able to perform CPR and revived him. They are thinking he was without a pulse for approximately 15 minutes. Greg is currently in the Intensive Care Unit at Mercy Hospital and was put in a medically induced coma.
On Sunday night (1/13) they cooled his body to 91.4 degrees to help preserve his brain cells. They kept Greg's body at that temperature for 24 hours. On Monday night (1/14), they started warming his body back to normal temperature which can be a long process. As of 10:00 am today (1/15) he is now at normal body temperature and all we can do right now is wait for him to wake up and respond to certain commands. The doctors say this can take several days.
Please keep Greg in your thoughts and prayers and we will give an update when we know more.