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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Wednesday, November 19, 2003


I was hanging in there yesterday, not doing too bad, albeit with concern about the continuing diarrhea. My doctor was concerned about dehydration but not quite enough to send me to the hospital. Then at 10pm, I developed a fever. My doctor (actually the doctor on call for Hoff) said to go right away to the ER. How is it that these things always seem to happen late at night! Mom took me. Neither of us had much sleep through all the night's activity.

Long story short, they kidnapped me and I am currently being held hostage at Richardson Medical Center in Room 507. My captors tell me I will probably be here until Thursday. Quite frustrating - this is my "rest" week before round six on Monday. They gave me a weak excuse for this captivity ... something about possible infection. However, my captors are treating me well. The fluids they are pumping into me for dehydration are making me feel much better.

Still, if this gets out of hand, I may ask some of you to organize a rescue mission. You could wear camos and helmets with green infrared cameras and carry me down the staircase to make it look heroic.


Mark Peck said...

Give the signal and I'll be there quicker than you can say "Blackhawk Down." Activate the homing device we had implanted under your left (ahem) on the last trip to MDACC and I'll be able to dispatch the Rapid Recovery Force with pinpoint precision.
I have a reconnaissance sortie scheduled for this afternoon. I'll disguise your SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape) kit as a Neal Stephenson novel.

Judy Wu said...

Scottie, beam me up.

Nils said...

Make that a Tom Clancy novel, Mark—we don’t want to tip off the crypto-moles at the NSA.

curtis frodge said...

hey man you know id be over there to get ya, paintball gun and all haha. sorry you have to spend your rest days in the hospital brotha but maybe God has someone in mind for you to talk to down there who knows? well get better soon man ill be prayin for ya.

Corvino Family said...

Greg, here's a plan just show them and expired HMO card and you'll be out of there faster than you can say sponge bath! Keep smiling God loves it. Vince Corvino & family

Maria & Craig said...

You never have a bad day, always a funny story. I think you should be a writer after you finish all this chemo. Hang in there.

Tom Kistner said...

I know how to organize one of these missions. Just give me the word.

Judy Kovacs said...

I'm sorry to hear about your infection. I'm sure that there is a purpose for it. We just have to wait to find out. Please know that I am praying for you and Christine. PTL for his sovereignty!

Carl said...

I'm not sure your rescue will play on Fox. You are not as attractive as Jessie Lynch.