to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.
Hi, this is Greg's sister, Joy, and am helping Michelle in updating friends and family on Greg's condition.
Greg underwent emergency surgery on Friday, April 14 for a ruptured appendix and spent 9 days in the Morris hospital on intravenous antibiotics to fight the infection as well as the recovery from surgery. It had ruptured days before and doctor said it's a miracle he's here. He has been extremely weak as he's had only fluids and hadn't eaten much in the days prior to his hospitalization. His white blood counts have been intermittently elevated (which indicates his body fighting infection). Friday, April 21 he became ill which constituted further testing and showed a bowel obstruction. This morning (Sunday), he was transported to Loyola where he will be under the care of a larger team of doctors and infectious disease doctors who can facilitate his care. Because of the great number of friends and family who know and love Greg, Shelly's cell phone has been quite busy! The family is asking that this site be set up in order to update everyone on Greg's condition. This allows them to be focused on caring for and supporting Greg.
Because no visitors are still allowed, please feel free to use this to share your well wishes, support, and prayers for his care and complete healing!
Michelle has been a rock and has rarely left Greg's side during the past 10 days. Nick and Mitch have been with Greg also and Derek is flying home this week to be with them. Continued prayers are appreciated at this time! Thank you in advance....