Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Grandpa Carroll's Update

Dad went into the hospital on August 12th for his second bone marrow transplant. He was doing wonderfully for the first couple of weeks. Unfortunately, he spiked an unidentified temperature that got as high as 103.5. They transferred him down to ICU to run tests and try and find the source of the infection. Unfortunately, by the end of the day on the 27th, he was put on the ventilator and remained on the ventilator for 12 days. His total time in the ICU was 17 days but we were very happy that he was transferred back to the 6th floor on September 13th. A few days later on Thursday, September 17th he was transferred to a rehab hospital where they think he will be for about a month. His biggest struggle right now is learning how to move his muscles again. He can now help himself to a drink, scratch his face, and hit the nurse call button. We look forward to the day that he learns to stand and walk again. All of the prayers and support are greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!

Here is a picture of him in the ICU sitting up on the side of the bed for the first time...

Claire Bear feeding Grandpa some popcorn

Claire giving Grandpa a big smooch :)

Here we are today (September 22nd) sitting outside of the rehab hospital... the first time he has been outside in over a month!

He was so happy to be outside and really enjoyed the breeze

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