Carman posted on his Facebook page yesterday that he had experienced a relapse and was taken to the emergency room. Today he reported on his current condition.
Let’s continue to lift up prayers for this great singer and evangelist who has given so much to God’s kingdom.
Here are the updates Carman posted to his Facebook page. You can follow him at https://www.facebook.com/CarmanLicciardello to stay posted on his health and leave words of encouragement.
May 30, 2013
RELAPSE UPDATE: Wow, Yesterday ! What a day. I guess I forget sometimes that I still have Multiple Myeloma Cancer and nothing is the same. My red blood count was 9.6 on Feb 11th and dropping. 12.5 is normal. Meaning it has stopped dropping and holding fast. But I’m still very anemic and catch virus’s and colds pretty quick. Somehow I caught a stomach virus and after 12 hours ofthe most brutal sickness ever, was extremely dehydrated. They had to be put me on an IV to replenish fluids for almost 4 hours. Nurses said that had I waited any longer it could have been fatal. So it was a close call. I’m going to have to not push my body so hard, retool my diet again and be satisfied with long term results. (Ugh) Thank you all so much for your prayers. But Lets face it, this is going to be a long bumpy ride before I walk on stage 100% again. However – I want you to be there when I do : )
May 29, 2013
RELAPSE: JUST ADMITTED TO ER. Well you said you wanted updates, but not all of them are good ones. Today is a bad day. Woke up, got dressed and on my way to the gym then had to pull the car over due to extreme nausea. Have no idea why or where it came from. Had to turn around and go home then everything hit. Over the next few hours my body vacated everything including most of my water. I couldn’t even take a sip of water without getting violently ill. My temperature started to rise by the hour and my doctor knew that I was dehydrating pretty quickly. This is a war I’m fighting on a daily basis and I might be trying too hard. I don’t know. But as soon as I know something I’ll let you know. But as of right now, this is not good. Not good at all. Please pray. You all are my lifeline to the other side of this horrible journey. We’ve come this far – God can’t allow this testimony of his blessing to stop now. It just can’t happen. I may feel like I’m losing control but God hasn’t.