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kitten0385
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Hi everyone,

I just thought I'd let everyone know that I am in the hospital again at Mercy, in my local town. At this point I don't have any surgical needs so we are staying in town because they did not think I was stable enough to make the trip to Mayo. As for why I'm here....I was throwing up bile all night (Thurs. evening), and had been doing so for quite a few nights. So, once about 5:00 a.m. hit, I was really struggling, my heart was beating really fast and I couldn't catch a breath. So Patrick loaded me in the car and brought me to the emergency room. They automatically started working with me, as my oxygen level was barely 80% and my heart rate was 190-200....yikes!! They immediately did an ekg and an ultrasound of my heart, and chest x-rays. I was admitted to the icu, where I am now...they put an ng tube in to get rid of the bile that is building up in my stomach, they're not sure why it's doing that, partly what they're trying to figure out. Also, I have pneumonia in my lungs, and fluid around one of my lungs, so they also inserted another one of those darn chest tubes. As for now they have me on antibiotics to get rid of infection, they are giving me nutrients through a central line as I cannot have anything by mouth besides ice chips. I guess that's about all I know at this point, they're keeping an eye on me and trying to figure out exactly what's going on. Hope to talk to you all soon!

Cathy

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JaneE2366
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Hi Cathy,
Sorry to hear you are back in the hospital.....I had a feeling something was up....you haven't been posting like you usually do.
It goes without saying we are saying extra prayers for you and your husband. Praying you get rid of this infection and they figure out what is causing it. Both you and your husband have been through *ell. Praying it all turns around soon.
Take care and stay strong.
Jane

Hope_Faith
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Hi Cathy,
I'm so sorry to hear you're back in the hospital and not feeling well. You are continually in my thoughts and prayers.
~Shelly

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WildGoose7
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Cathy

Hope and pray that things work out well for you. You need a rest from hospitals!

Prayers

Mike

szaboe
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Joined: Jul 2009

Hi Cathy!!
I just saw on your site that you are in the hospital... Its just a minor setbat!! I am thinking its the same problems as with my brother. The gallbladder overworks, and you are not getting any food for it to work properly,. You likely had an infection, but with antibiotics, fluids, rest and of course as I always say, the guardian angels are all working overtime for everyone here and all you have to do is ask.....
Cathy, if there is anything you would like for me to do, please as I mentioned in Rochester, just ask...I pray for a speedy recovery and that you continue to encourage and give hope to so many people here on this site and for many others that you have met and touched... Keep smiling, email me, you know where to find me....
ps,,, my brother is home with his family, has some pain and nausea but tolerable,
keep in touch!!
Eileen:>

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Donna70
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Hi Cathy,
I was wondering what was going on with you. I saw your post on Mike's this am but you didnt say you were in the ICU. My hopes and prayers are with you, let's hope you get great care and they clear up the pneumonia and the bile etc. You are one tough young lady. prayers always,
Donna70

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Betty in Vegas
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But I know you are the bright light on that hospital floor. I bet the nurses love you to pieces. I will be praying that they can find the problem and get you all fixed up!

Betty

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mumphy
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Hey Kitty Cat,

I just read your post, so sorry to hear that you are sick again, but your in good hands!!!
I hope they figure it out soon so you can get the heck out of there.

Get better soon!!!
Lots of Hugs & Prayers
Kath

tdaniels58
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Joined: Jan 2009

Hi there,
I am really sorry you are having to endure so much pain and suffering. My heart breaks thinking about you and how young and wonderful you are. You somehow find the will and strenghth to type to us out here in cyberville. You are such a sweet wonderful angel. I know you are doing all you can and those around you are too. Bless Patrick's heart for being your hero and you are his, never forget that. : )
I know I don't post on here much anymore, my friend who has cancer as you know, has pushed me away and we are only talking during working hours. I am very respectful of his boundries and don't call or text him anymore unless it is business related. So, there is not really anything for me to post.
But, I come on site and read almost everyday, I care so much about you and everyone on here, and want all you to be healed, healthy.
You are the picture of grace underfire Cathy, please take care and rest and let your dreams take you out of the ICU and into a beautiful place. Your body will respond to the vibes of beauty. Sounds kooky I know, but its all i got since I am helpless to do anything more.
Love and healing energy to you
May all the angels surround you and take your illness away and heal your body.

Blessings to you and your family,

Terry

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kitten0385
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Thanks for all the thought and prayers!!! I got moved out of ICU and to the oncology floor today. I still have a chest tube and the ng tube, I am doing some testing tomorrow to try and find out why the bile isn't going through my system. We shall see!! Thanks again!

Cathy

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JaneE2366
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Cathy,
Happy to hear you are out of ICU...one step at a time.....
Hope they find out what is causing all of this! Prayers for you and your husband on their way.
Stay Strong,
Jane

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kitten0385
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Not looking so good.....
there's blockage at the bottom of my stomach and in my small intestines that is causing the bile to backup. They are doing an endoscopy tomorrow to see if they can do a stent or what they can do. As of now, I can't go back to any further treatments unless I get strong again, at this point they're saying it's not so good.

Cathy

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mumphy
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Hey Cathy,

I just want to let you know that I am praying for you!!!! Hang in there and keep those dancing shoes on. I know this is just another one of those bumps in the road. I hope that they can stent the blockage.

Keep the Faith and let hope guide you.

GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU!
Kath

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MOE58
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You will be strong and do fine, PRAYERS are the best, You will have those dancing shoes to dance in the rain. I was hoping to hear better news than that.

Keep in touch
Love
Jeff and Lori

emg09
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Joined: Mar 2009

Cathy,

I'm so sorry to hear this news!! Keep praying and a your faith. You can do this. I'm praying for you and your husband!! Stay strong!!!

EXTRA PRAYERS!!! and hugs!!
Erika

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JaneE2366
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Cathy,
Sorry to hear this latest news...but as someone said it is just a bump in the road. I feel confident you will get through this. The stent WILL (or whatever they come up with) work. Extra prayers coming your way.
Stay Strong,
Jane

szaboe
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Hi Cathy!!

I am saying prayers for you from Cold Canada now, my brother had the same thing, they found no blockage, just a dysfunctional gall bladder, he need a drainage in his gall bladder... the way they went around all this was a jejunostomy feeding tube in order to stop the dysfunctional bowel and vomitting, you may need an MRI of the abodomen,to see if there really is a blockage, many times it is a false blockage ....... I wish I could be there for you, but I am mentally and spiritually for you,,,, if you can, write to me, I will try to help as much as I can.
yours Eileen

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kitten0385
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Thanks for all your help...I've had x-rays and everything this morning, and will have an endoscopy later on today. They've already explained that there could be a "false" blockage, I guess it's just a time will tell thing at this point, just have to get all the tests done. They haven't mentioned an MRI, if they don't figure it out without one, I will definitely be mentioning it. thanks!

Cathy

emg09
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My dad an what was called Ileus, which is like a fake blockage. It went away on it's own. I'm hoping that's all this is for you!!! Also, have them check your gall bladder. My gall bladder went bad several years ago. I was VERY sick, lost 40 pounds and they couldn't figure it out. Finally they did a test and found that my gall bladder just totally stopped working and it was poisoning me. It was awful!!! My thoughts and prayers are with you for a speedy recovery here!!!

Take care!!!
Erika

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meena1
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I am from the Breast Cancer post, I wandered over here one day, and now I am always checking to see how you are doing. I will not bore you with my story, I just wanted to let you know that I am keeping you in my prayers along with all my sisters. You are so brave!

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K_ann1015
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KITTEN-
you are one stubborn--awesome girl!!!!! No one is going to hold you down for long! You will not put up with these short term "inconveniences"! You are such a FIGHTER!!!
HANG IN THERE!!!---you have spread a CYBER web of love around you! I am sure you have other webs of love as well---with that personality---hoe can it be otherwise??? You are posting form an hospital bed..and I complain that my kids are leaving their dirty clothes all over!! God Bless you Cathy/Kitten---thanks you so much for sharing your story and letting us care for and pray for you... hang in there!
I shared this on my dad's (he has esophageal ca) Caring Bridge site- but it is appropriate for you as well:
"Though he may stumble,he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand."
Psalm 37:24
We are all in this together--hope you can sense our love and concern.

Kim Priest

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mumphy
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Hi Kitten,

Just was wondering how you were doing after all the test today? Hopefully they are closer
to having answers for you. Please let us know when you hear something you know how much
we want to know and how much we care.

My Prayers are with you always.

God Bless
Kath

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kitten0385
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Not so good....

There's blockage in the bottom of my stomach and in my small intestine, I can't do anymore treatments until further notice, maybe not at all.

Cathy

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MOE58
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Girlfriend,

how much more bad news are you going to receive? Is there anything they can do or are you at just a stopping point? How is Patrick through all this?

You are such an inspiration to all of us.

what can I do to help?

Loves and hugs
Lori and Jeff

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kitten0385
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We're still trying to figure everything out at this point, not sure myself what's going on. I don't need anything, both Patrick and I are hanging in there just fine for now. :0) thanks!

szaboe
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Joined: Jul 2009

Hi
Cathy!!
You must be up early this morning, as so am I , I am drinking my coffee, and I alwasy when I have time try to see how you and everyone else are doing... WHat have they found out?? have things settled down,?>? did you get your NMRI??? let me know, and let me know what I can do.... I will check on you tonight.....sending warm big hugs and spiritual uplifting prayers to you...
Eiuleen:>

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kitten0385
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No MRI, endoscopy and chest xrays. They're blockage at the bottom of my stomach and in my small intestine, I have to have my ng tube for at least two weeks. we'll see.

Hope_Faith
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I'm sorry that you are having to go through this.
Praying daily for you!

Shelly

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LuvmyDad8
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My name is Christina and I lost my Dad to Gastric esophigeal cancer almost 5 months ago. I have read all your posts and the posts that everyone else has posted. You sound like a very strong woman and you are in my prayers. Stay strong. Never give up!!!!! I am new to this site and just need to talk to people who understand what I have been going through, and how this cancer works. All the best to you and your family.

emg09
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Joined: Mar 2009

Kitten, I'm so sorry to hear this news. Keep your faith. It's just another bump in your journey. Let things settle a little more and give your drs. more time to think. You are in my thoughts and prayers!!! Stay strong and keep praying!!!

Love and HUGS!!
Erika

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mumphy
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Hey Kitten,

I was hoping and praying that it was a false blockage and that you system had just slowed itself down. I know the Dr's will figure some thing out, but sometimes your body just has to fix its self. I used to work for a GI Dr. and was wondering if they had tryed to unblock it with what the call an ileoscope a really long and thin gastroscope? I know you said you don't need anything but you can always use extra prayers and you don't even have to ask for those you know that we are all praying for you to get over this and move on.

I'LL KEEP PRAYING!
YOU KEEP FIGHTING!
KATH

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