There are very small improvements day by day - the Dr said it was good, better than his condition worsening & that they'll take any little bits of progress they can get.
His diarrhea is still a big problem. Luckily, the amount seems to be lessening. They will keep on with the steroid combo they're currently giving him and if in a couple of days things don't improve further, they will proceed with something called Campath which, we've been told, is very effective as a way of treating Graft vs Host, but comes with it's own serious side effects & risks - the big one being that it will make Gord even *more* susceptible to serious infection.
He's still very weak - physiotherapy comes to do some exercises with him but he has not been out of bed for about a week and a half now. He gets all of his nutrition from a fancy bag of... I don't know what - it's just referred to as 'nutrition' and runs through his IV. He sleeps for most of the time that I'm there with him (I visit from around 10-5, usually). The past couple of days he has been a little bit chatty for short periods of time, usually talking about food. Doubles, bagels, pizza, California sandwiches, Niagara fruit. When he waxes poetic about this stuff is when I know he is still Gord - my Gord, *our* Gord.