Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Great Progress!!

Today was a much better day; Evan is making great progress and is doing so much better. We saw the doctor this morning and he said that Evan will get a new PIC line Wednesday morning and then he will be released from the hospital on Thursday. They have him on a very strong antibiotic that if it is given too fast it will make him deaf and mess up his kidneys. Of course they are being very careful, he can still hear me (poor guy) and they are watching his kidneys. He has been draining a lot of infection from his pancreas but it has slowed down dramatically and we are hoping that the drainage will completely stop soon. Once the drainage stops, Evan will be able to eat food again and the PIC line can be removed a few days later. The goal is to be eating again by Monday. We told the doctor that there were several people fasting on his behalf and he said that the fasting helped Evan more than he as a doctor could. This has been an amazing, testimony building experience for our family. Evan has been showing a lot more energy now that the infections are being treated and is taking laps around the 10th floor. They say that 10 laps equals a mile and today he has taken 8 ½ laps. He will probably take a couple more tonight just to say he walked a mile. He was even up to playing a game of rummy with me, of course he won but I’ll get him next time. Does anyone know a good way for me to cheat?? Teehehehe

Love to all,
Evan & Julie


Shauna said...

Oh good news! That makes me so happy to hear. Keep up the good progress, Evan. We're cheering for you.

Anonymous said...

Hey Hoff!
Ok- no fair! You're getting more exercise than me, and losing weight and getting a lot of attention. AND, you get to play rummy! Really, though - I'm so glad you're doing better & can't wait to see you. I love you SO MUCH and I am very proud that you are my brother. Hang in there! Love & Hugs, Deb

Anonymous said...

This is such great news! Keep it up!!!! Kevin and Angie Lucus

Anonymous said...

Hey Cutie Pie...
I knew you would make a turn-around!
I love ya much and think of you all the time, even though I am chained to work right now! Angelee
says hello and Jaden too, although I think he is going to send a letter soon, See You Soon Brother-
love, Lori Lori