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Mar 4, 2020 Latest post:
Mar 21, 2020
Dear friends & family,
We have set up this caring bridge site to help Brook & his family communicate with friends about Gregg's recent sudden illness. The outreach of love and support is overwhelming and we hope this will help give Brook the opportunity to share information to dear friends on his health condition and journey to recovery. A little background: Gregg woke up Monday 2/24 with a fever and upper respiratory challenges. Having had something like this before, he stayed home for a few days hoping to sleep it off and when he was not getting better by Wednesday he visited his GP and was immediately admitted to the hospital at Sibley with a very low white blood cell count and low oxygen. With these vitals and high fever, the testing began and his symptoms worsened quickly. A decision was made to put him on sedatives to calm the stress of labored breathing and he was intubated and put on a ventilator to help his breathing. On Saturday night, Gregg was moved to ICU at John's Hopkin's Hospital to be closer to more care and a doctor that was referred by a good friend. He is now surrounded by a team who is doing various tests from pulmonary, infectious diseases, oncology, and more. We still do not know what is driving his underlying condition and sudden illness. The doctor's initially thought this was complications from pneumonia and are still searching for answers. The corona virus has been tested and ruled out and that while it is baby steps, each day is encouraging as he continues to move in a positive direction as it seems that Gregg is taking a turn for the positive and is needing less oxygen, has much higher WBC, stronger vitals, and is fighting this off hour by hour. The doctor's plan is to lower the sedative drugs and hope to wake him up in the next few days and continue testing.
At the moment Gregg can't have visitors while in ICU but we would love to have people send messages on this site to Gregg, Brook, and Nolan and their family for support as Brook can share them with Gregg when he wakes up and he will all know we were thinking about him and sending our love and prayers along the way. When he wakes up and gets to the other side of the critical care he will want visitors!
Please send love & prayers!!!
Chris (& Martha) & Heather Cramer (Brook’s sister)