James was admitted to the ICU on Wednesday morning (the day before Thanksgiving). He has both an infection and severe pancreatitis. On Wed. they gave him a plasma transfusion which perked him up a lot. He is getting 24-hr care, fluids by IV, two antibiotics, pepcid, and pain meds. His personal nurse, Ingrid, takes care of him by day, taking his temp and blood pressure and giving him baths. He is eating small bites of cottage cheese. Another crew tends to him at night.
I visit in the mornings and evenings. Last night (Fri night/SAT am) he took a turn for the worse. His WBC count is through the roof and his RBC count is dropping. He does not look good. I drove his blood sample up to Phoenix Labs in Lynnwood today as there was no pickup. We talked to his oncologist on the phone. We are still fighting this but everyone is very concerned.