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.

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Thursday, March 22, 2007


Unfortunately, Christine�s pain has been about as bad as it has ever been in the past week. Pain in her limbs and hips as well as a migraine for several days. We went to her doctor Monday about it. He changed one med, but nothing drastic.

This is heart-breaking for both of us as it is coming at a particularly bad time. She is in Dallas and is still longing to come down to Houston, but we are not sure she will be able. I will still have the surgery tomorrow and my parents are coming for the surgery and weekend. My friend, John Rawley, who has assisted me on many chemo day trips in Dallas, is flying down Monday for the week. He'll help me in the hospital and hotel and will drive the car back. So I will be cared for.

Even though these MD Anderson trips are never "fun", Christine and I have actually cherished them as special shared times: the drive, the long hours sitting together in waiting rooms, the empty evenings to be filled as we wish, the tears, the small joys, rough appointments with doctors, and sweet times with our friends in Houston. So we are sad to be apart and still hope that a remarkable turnaround will result in her being able to come down for part of the time here.


Doug McCammish said...

We think of you all often and will be praying tomorrow. You are one amazing guy and your witness is a blessing.
Tell your dad to write when he gets a chance.
Love, Doug

henr said...

Greg and Christian,
The Lord has lead you this far, we know and we are confident that He will see you and Christian through all this, and keep you very safe. Our God on His glorious throne definitely hears and answers prayers, the 4 creatures and the 24 elders surrounding the throne are watching, and so are the multitude of angels. May the Lord grant your parents the prayers on their hearts for you all. May Christian get well soon, and be able to be on your side. May the Lord work through the minds and the hands of the doctors., while bring upon healing and peace of mind and joy beyond reason to you, Christian, and your loved ones.

Karen Clayton said...

I would be available to bring Christine to Houston on Friday or Sat. or I could help her get a flight and get her to the airport if that would help. Love and blessings to you.

John & Ruth Horne said...

Greg, we join you and Christine in praying she will be able to join you in Houston.

Willeyne Berger said...

You both are walking miracles. I am sorry Christine has had a set back but hopefully the doctors can help her as well as you. We are all praying for your surgery tomorrow and I know your parents help give you strength too. The Lord works in mysterious ways and I am being helped by him as well. Love to you and your entire family. We are all pulling for you! Love, Willeyne