Friday, October 9, 2009

Friday, October 9, 2209

Casey still has a fever of 102.5 and is feeling pretty weak and tired.  Last night his fever was up to 104.5 and his blood pressure was down to 65/26.  They packed him up with ice and got the fever down and gave him 2 units of blood.  Today the results of the cultures are showing a bacterial infection and have started him on vancomiacin (sp?).  I'm not sure of the spelling, but I know it's good stuff!  They have given him fluids and platelets and have him on board for 2 more units of blood.  He has waves of feeling good and feeling bad.  But overall, he is much better than yesterday.  He still has not been able to eat anything, so he, and Gary, are taking a nap.  We are happy that they are headed in the right direction with his treatment.  The nurse just took his temp and it is back up to 104, blood pressure 132/62.  Right now he his feeling bad, hopefully that will turn around soon.  He was feeling perky about an hour ago, so we are just holding on for the ride.
His friend Griff called from Chapel Hill.  It is always great to hear from him.  This is alumni weekend down there.  Casey may be the alumni, but we all go down for the weekend.  There is nothing better than a beautiful fall football weekend in Carolina.  I wish we were there.  Hope you guys have a great weekend.  Go Heels!


  1. Casey

    Hope you feel better and can watch the Phillies play tonight in freezing temp. We are all praying for you. Hang in there. Sent you some funny videos on your email to watch when you are feeling better. I'm cracking up thinking about them!

    Judy Nichols

  2. Hi Casey:
    Just wanted to let you know that you are always in our thoughts and prayers. I am so glad your mom put up this page so we can follow up on your progress. I know it was a big help for Dave when Lindsey was up there.

    I guess you know that the Phillies won last night. That was a nail biter.

    Anyway get well soon.I am beginning to miss your voice over at Keystone.

    Judy and Charlie

  3. Hey Case,
    Thinking of you and praying for renewed strength everyday. You need to get real strong so we can get a picture of you on a mug for Darryl. Just know we love you and are with you.
    The Gordons