Bryant's trip to see is dad.
Organized by: Bryant Stewart
My dad is in really bad condition and I live 7 states away. I would like to see him again before it's too late. My dad beat cancer And has been in recovery for a long time. His immune system was week and he got really sick. Her is the most recent update on his condition. Tom is really having a difficult time today. He has been ripping his various lines and tubes out. He disconnected himself from his ventilator. He is having to be restrained and sedated more because of it. He keeps telling the hospital staff he is done with all this stuff. He is very angry with everyone. None of this was an issue when I spoke to his nurse yesterday. It seems to have started overnight. He had another bronchoscopy today, they were able to remove a lot of secretions from his lungs, some blood did pool back up afterward. They are still checking his platelets every 8 hours and transfusing him anytime they fall below 50. His kidneys are still making urine but its still not a substantial amount so he is receiving dialysis. The doctors checked the wound on his arm today where they removed the fungal infection, the wound looks good but there is evidence that some mold spores still exist so he will need another Bereavement and they will check it again after. He received his 3rd Soliris transfusion today as well. He is physically tolerating the treatments well, but I am very worried about his state of mind. The nurse said this could be medically related due to the benzo's he's receiving, or it could be he is delirious from being in the ICU for more than six weeks now. I think it could be due to the fact he can not have any type of food in his stomach, he's always been a hangry guy when he doesn't get to eat. No matter the cause, we need your continued prayers and support. If any of you are able to visit him, please do. Help him to not feel so alone. Text him (even if he doesn't reply), just nothing sad, be positive and encouraging please. The kids and I will be there as much as we can but do to the issues they are having in and out of school it can't be as much as we were. He needs as much love attention as all of you are willing to give him and even more prayer. Thank you. Anything you can do will help!