Sep 16, 2012 - 3:47 pm
Linda Update by Lisa Martin
Written 41 minutes ago
Hi, this is Lisa Martin, logging in for Linda. She and I wanted to update you on what’s been going on.
Yesterday she was admitted into the hospital after spending the night at emergency. For the past several weeks, since radiation, she has been having really bad headaches in addition to the ear infection, and has been sleeping for 20 hours a day. Her fever and chills seems to have finally subsided, but the headache and nausea is worse, and the skin blistering and swelling is also spreading over her head and face. She’s getting morphine every 2 hours to help with the pain, and they have her on iv’s and resting. The doctor said they think it’s a reaction to the brain radiation, but they don’t really know anything else.
Her CAT scan showed no brain swelling and that everything seemed fine. Blood work was normal too. No MRI scheduled at this time, and the doctor feels she should be hospitalized until the severe pain is managed and the nausea is better, as there is a concern for dehydration.
Karl is doing great at holding down the fort with the kids; Gabe’s football team won the game on Friday night, and even though Mom & Dad were at the hospital, they are very proud of him! Karl’s also been shuttling the kids around and managing everything between hospital visits, and I have a huge favor to ask.
If anyone can help get a few meals over to their house to ease the pressure and make one less thing for them to worry about, that would be greatly appreciated! I’m trying to do the planner on this Caringbridge website, but still trying to figure it out. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help and when. I’ll do a manual calendar until I can get it otherwise organized. Dinner this evening is already taken care of (Sunday night.)
Thank you for your support and prayers. I am organizing another yard sale in the next couple weeks to raise some more money for her medical fund checking account to help defray the daily co-pay of the hospital and other things. If you can donate for this, please let us know; it will be at Linda’s house, so drop off can be there, coordinated with Karl’s and my schedule. If you need more information on the yard sale or the account, please email me as well.