David Burge Updates

David Burge updates his journey with leukemia

Piano Exam and a Fever

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Rachel passed her Grade 4 piano exam with merit. She was thrilled and so were we :-).

A new word for us is neutropenia. Since Dave is neutropenic, any infection/fever can be life threatening. When home he has to take his temperature twice daily, hourly if it starts to climb. The magic number is 38 degrees and then we ring the hospital. Dave had a fever (going over the 38 degrees) in the middle of the night (Tuesday 2am) so after ringing the ward I took him into Auckland hospital. We were staying at Glenise and Jim’s so could just go without worrying about the children. He is back in Ward 62, probably for several days. If you ring or text Dave and you don’t get a reply don’t worry, he is turning his cellphone off now and again so he can rest more. He will return your phone call or txt when he is able. He is quite tired and needs to rest.


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November 24, 2009 at 5:54 pm

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  1. Sorry to hear you are back in Hosp. hope the temp comes down soon.Wish i could be there to help Tarnya, but our move has exhausted me. The Van is on its way, take care see you soon,our love and prayers to you all,The In-laws. XX Paul & Di.

    Di Smedley

    November 24, 2009 at 6:33 pm

  2. Well done Rachel! A special recital on Sunday at church??? (I’m joking).

    We are praying for under-38’s for Dave!


    November 24, 2009 at 6:39 pm

  3. Thankyou for sharing your journey with us, We are praying for you and your lovely family each day. : )

    My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God reamins the strength of my heart; He is mine forever.
    Psalm 73:26

    Carlos and Mel Taraare

    November 24, 2009 at 10:03 pm

  4. With our best wishes and support from your ” in laws “,the only Biblical quote that we could find that was really appropiate :-

    Jeremiah 30:17
    “But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,” declares the LORD.

    Paul & Di

    November 25, 2009 at 2:00 pm

  5. Praying for you here in the States, Dave (and family)!

    Dr. John H. Roller

    November 26, 2009 at 11:10 am

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