Friday, February 28

The marathon continues.  Overnight Jackie’s fever spiked and he was put on a cooling blanket.  Everything seems to be under control now and we are told this is just part of the process.

Jackie’s right eye is now swollen shut from the extra fluids in his body.  They are also checking his vascular pressure to ensure he is not dehydrated.

They bumped his sedation meds up overnight so it was easier for him to rest but are now in the process of reducing them again.

His body continues to absorb and tolerate the nutrients which should give him needed strength.

We continue to be so grateful for the nursing and entire staff here at Geisinger.  They level set our fears and comfort us with the care they are providing.  Will post again tonight.