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.

If you would like to leave your thoughts on Greg, please see this thread.

If you would like to make a charitable donation in Greg's honor, please see this thread.

Monday, February 21, 2005

Away With the No-Good Tube!

The Nasal-Gastro, or NG tube, runs through the nose, down the throat and into the stomach. It is used to keep the stomach empty when doctors are concerned about vomiting or they do not want anything to pass through the intestines after surgery.

Greg insists that NG stands for No-Good. It is uncomfortable, impedes breathing and swallowing, and is a constant, second-by-second reminder that all is not yet well. Thankfully, today his NG tube was removed. He was also able to take two laps around the hospital floor, and continues to show every sign of making a good recovery.

There is still a long way to go. Even as we rejoice in his good progress, we continue to ask for your prayers that his healing would be swift and he would soon be able to take liquids and (eventually) solids.


Emily, Robert, James, & Sarah Radke said...

Greg, Christine, & Family,
We are so glad that the surgery went well and that the "no good" tube is out. We have been praying for you all, and so has our church family here in Austin. Thanks for keeping us posted, Greg and Mark. We send our love and will keep praying for you guys!
Love the Radkes

Henry Chu said...

Keep those good news coming.
"Good news from far away lifts up the spirit." I think this verse is somewhere from the proverbs.
A cheerful spirit is the best medication. So please keep Greg cheered up at all time, for the joy of the Lord will be his strength.
We will keep up the prayer on this end

Bud and Eunice Wallar said...

Greg, Christine, Judy, Jim and family,
We are sending our love to all of you and are so happy to hear the good news. We think of you often with high regard and admiration for your wonderful strength, spirit, and great sense of humor and life.
With our love to all,
Bud and Eunice Wallar

Martha Gessick said...

Greg, what wonderful news the No-good gone and doing a couple laps...what encouragement! PTL for the our great God and his wonderful mercy to you. I will continue to pray for swift healing, for liquids soon. Know I love and care so much for you and your return to good health. In Jesus' love, martha gessick

Lynn Scroggin said...

Tualatin Presbyterian Church in Tualatin, Oregon has you surrounded in prayer, Greg.(and Christine) You are a shining example of God's Grace. Thank you for inviting us in to witness what faith and spirit can do. It has been a wild ride with you my friends. Some day I hope to put my human arms around you. Lynn Scroggin

Jan & Steve Hurst said...

Greg,Christine, Judy, Jim
We look forward to seeing all of you in Dallas (where you belong, of course, at home and well) before very long. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with all of you as we long for a successful end to the many battles you've met. Our love, as always. So glad another skirmish is in your favor. We'll share other news from here when you have some time and energy to hear it. God bless. Steve & Jan H.

Leslie & Mike Boling said...

Greg & Christine,
We are rejoicing in the good news, and want you to know that you both remain in our prayers!
With love and continued prayers,