The Struggle Has Ended

Greg Hewlett passed away on January 17th after nearly eight years of battling colon cancer. While we grieve his loss, we are comforted to know that he is with his Lord.

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Saturday, August 2, 2003

Chemo went well

Just a quick update...Yesterday evening I tolerated the chemo very well.

I had to get a rush x-ray first to make sure the port-o-cath was in the right place, as this was the first time I would use it. The port-o-cath is the permanent I.V. that they imlpanted in my chest. I could not believe how quickly they got the x-ray - possibly the fastest things ever moved here. And a good thing, because a delay would have meant chemo today instead, for it was the end of the day.
They kept a close eye on me for two hours for serious side effects - and nothing! Just some sweating and nausea, but nothing to keep us from moving on full speed, as we need to do in the long run. I stayed up pretty late - probably a combo of the chemo and the fact I had many things I wanted to think through. Many of you know - I do nights. I also watched one of the Ken Burns Civil War episodes - it's amazing what a different world it was just 140 years ago. I find it very challenging to get in the minds of the people fighting and leading that war.
We'll stay here close to MDACC until Monday. Thanks for your prayers. I am attributing my good response to prayer. This chemo is supposed to get worse over time. This time was clearly better than last.


Sarah said...

We are so happy to hear the good news Greg! Lots of love from the Ehatamm's.

Denise said...

Thanks for the update, Greg. We've been thinking of you daily and praying that things are moving along well. The Civil War sounds like a healthy diversion to me! Love from all!

Curtis Frodge said...

good to hear its going well man! funny you were watching a civil war movie also we just watched gods and generals just last night, excellent movie, i recamend it if you havnt already seen it. missed you guys very much at church. so chemo every day at 4 is that right? well ill continue to pray for you at that time either way ;) God bless man!

John Ciavola said...

It is good to hear that good news. Thanks for keeping us posted. Please let us know how Christine is doing. Our prayers are with you two.

Maria Bradenbaugh said...

Hi Greg,
We are so happy you did so well with the chemo this week. I know that's because of all the prayers from the many people that love you. I have added a new person to the list of prayer partners, Dee Christensen, a friend from Springdale and the Mantegna's era.

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