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November
21
2020

November 21, 2020-home from the hospital!

Dad/Doyle is home from the hospital and resting now. We are SO thankful heading into this holiday week!
As always, we are grateful for your continued prayers and well wishes.  

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November
20
2020

November 20, 2020 - Brief update

Doyle/dad is still in University Medical Center. The doctors continue to try to pinpoint the exact antibiotics needed for the bacteria in his blood. Yesterday he had a procedure to remove the port from his clavicle area. His cancer treatment will now be done through IVs since the port may have been the source of the bacterial infection.  His white counts are rising and we are grateful for this good news.  
We are continually thankful for your prayers and words of encouragement.

November
17
2020

November 17, 2020-update

Here is an update on dad/Doyle’s hospital stay and what we know right now:
Initial tests have identified a bacterial infection of the blood due to his immunity being so much lower after chemo. This is something that is normally always in the body but because of the lowered ability to fight off infection, it took over. Dad asked if it was staph and the doctor did not mention that.  It was a long name which he didn’t recognize. They have him on a broad-spectrum antibiotic but they don’t want to send him home until they identify a specific antibiotic to put him on to target this infection. We are grateful they are being so thorough, working hard to get this taken care of, and will hopefully get him feeling better very soon! 
We continue to be so thankful for the continued care and support our family receives from loved ones near and far.  

November
16
2020

November 16, 2020-another hospital stay

Mom drove Dad to the hospital last night as his vitals were a bit concerning.  She was unable to stay with him as the hospital does not allow visitors now due to rising Covid numbers.  His initial tests show he does not have Covid or C-Diff but his white blood count is basically zero.  So he was admitted and will have further tests today.  Hopefully some meds will help get his counts up where they need to be. Please pray for protection for him from infection and send all the good thoughts you can.  Chemo and hospital stays are so rough.  His body has been through a LOT. 

November
5
2020

November 04, 2020 chemo day!

Dad was able to have his 4th chemo today. It was a long day of meeting with the doctors and then sitting through the infusion.  We are thankful he was headed home by late afternoon to rest. Thank you for your continued support and care in these difficult days.   

October
29
2020

October 29, 2020- Headed home from the hospital!

Happy to report dad was able to go home from the hospital today!  He is feeling some better and we are happy that his white counts have increased daily throughout his stay. This is his week off from chemo so we want him to gain as much energy and nutrition as possible in preparation for the 4th round of chemo which begins next week.  
As always, thank you for the love and support!

October
27
2020

October 27, 2020-hospital stay

Dad was not feeling great over the weekend and after a home health visit yesterday, all involved felt it best that they head to University hospital for him to be evaluated by his doctors. It was determined his white blood cell count was low.  He was admitted and began receiving some preventative antibiotics.   Dad is now being evaluated until the doctors know more.  Please continue to pray for him/keep him in your daily thoughts as he battles this awful disease.  
Thank you so much for the unending love and support. 

October
22
2020

October 21, 2020- Round 3 Chemo Update

Dad finished the second part of round three of his chemo treatment today. Now he has some days off to build up strength before he begins round four on November 4th.  Please pray for him as he deals with the side effects. Also pray for his nutrition. Due to chemo, keeping up his weight and strength continue to be the greatest challenges. As always, thank you for all the continued support and love.