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.

Saturday, February 19, 2005

So Far, So Good

Greg's dad, Jim, called late this afternoon to report that Greg's recovery is off to a good start. He was moved to a regular room today and was able to briefly stand up and sit back down. So far he seems to be doing better than he was at this point after the previous two surgeries.

Greg and Christine greatly appreciate all the prayers and support they have received from so many loved ones. At the moment Greg is not in too much pain since they continue to give him a lot of medication, but please be praying that as the medication ramps down he will be able to cope with the pain.

They are surrounded by many caring people. Jim and Judy, and Carl and Sue Mantegna as well, are close at hand, and several Houston friends are available too. In addition, several of the nurses who cared for Greg after the previous surgery are in charge of him again - and remember him well. Given the change of floors and the passage of over a year, this small "coincidence" is yet another mercy in the midst of many answered prayers.

Please pray:
- for rapid healing and no post-operative complications.
- that Greg can tolerate the pain as he is eased off medication.
- for complete elimination of cancer from Greg's body.
- for rest and strength for Christine. She has so far been relatively pain-free, which has enabled her to be with Greg during this time.

Some of you may be wondering how the parents have been doing through this. Jim reports that they survived the surgery, if barely.


Dave Belicheck said...

Great news. Man, you can't knock this guy down no matter how hard anybody anything any force tries. You go Christine, you are rock solid.

Ed & Mary Howard said...

Wonderful news, please continue to keep us posted. Please convey to Jim and Judy our prayers are with them, too - from Drury friends, Ed and Mary

John & Ruth said...

We're so thankful for this good report, and we'll keep praying.

Judy Kovacs said...

Greg & Christine!! PTL! God is so faithful. I will pray also Jim and Judy. Not being a parent, I tend to forget how stressful it is when your children are suffering. You all are a wonderful testimony of the strength that comes from faith in our Loving and Forebearng God and Savior.