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Mary Ann is in the hospital.  She had her PET scan last week, and did not get good results.  Apparently the Doxil did not work for her. Her CA 125 also raised by 50 per cent.  The PET scan also showed fluid in both her lungs and around her heart.  They drained the fluid off one lung one day, and then off the other lung the next  day.   Tomorrow they are going to do a "pericardial window".  She will then go to ICU.  She is not sure how long she will need to be in ICU.

Mary Ann is worried about the progression of the disease.  She thinks it is still contained in the lymph nodes around the lungs and heart.  She is wondering what the next treatment will be.

Mary Ann is very weak and cannot even get out of bed. Please say some extra prayers for her recovery.  She says she is a firm believer in the power of prayer.  I also believe that.

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Hope Mary Ann had a good day.  She truly feels like family and it's hard to be far away when family members are ill.One feels so helpless.  Wish I could drop off a pot of soup or something.

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May God continue to hold you and your family close.

 

--Lynn

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Have you heard anything?

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Continuos prayers being sent to the both of you.

Lisa

  

 

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I have just gotten her voicemail.  I hope everything is okay.  I was hoping Rudy would have posted something.  I will try her cell phone again today.  I'll certainly let her I know that the prayers for her continue.

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I'm worried.

Cindy Bear
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for news soon and holding Mary Ann close in my thoughts and in my heart..

 

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Mary Ann called me today.  She is hanging in there, but tired of being in the hospital.  She has been there two weeks now.  She still has both chest tubes.  They talked about taking out the right chest tube today, but it was still draining too much.  She is having leakage from around the chest tubes.  She still has pain with movement.  They stopped her PCA pain pump, so she needs to wait forthe nurses to bring her pain meds now.  She has been walking some.

Someone from onocology did visit her, but no plan has been set up yet.   Her cardio thoracic surgeon called them to visit her.

She can still use our prayers for a quick recovery.

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Thank you Ro for updating us.  Mary Ann is in my prayers everyday, she, like you, were my rock during my low point.   Please let her know I am praying and thinking of her and sending cyber hugs and positive thoughts her way.

xoxo

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The reassuring news, Ro.  I'll bet she is going stir crazy.  Good to hear she can walk around a bit.

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I thank you so much on the updates with Mary Ann....  you're such a great friend!   

I pray for her every day and when I see some news I cringe to open and read, but feel she'll be home soon.  

 

Bless you~

Jan

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Continued prayers being offered for Mary Ann.  I do hope she can come home soon - 2 weeks in hospital is too long! 

Helen

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Got my fingers crossed you'll get those chest tubes out soon.  Hope each day finds you a little stronger

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She still has both chest tubes.  They are still draining.  They are talking about doing a procedure called "pleurodesis" to seal the hole.  with this procedure they inject talc into the pleural cavity to bind the pleural linings together to hopefully  keep the fluid from forming.  They are going to try this on the lung that has the least amount of drainage.  Then they are talking about putting in a smaller tube on the other side.  

Mary Ann had just gotten back from her third walk of the day when I called.  I talked to her husband while she was returning from her walk.  She still has some leakage around the tubes when she gets up.  It is still quite uncomfortable to move around.  She is taking pain pills every four hours.  She has "tape burns" from the chest tubes which are also uncomfortable. 

Mary Ann spirits are still good.  Her sister and neice are leaving tomorrow, so she did not get the visit she wanted with her family.  But she said they were good for her husband.   Just wanted to let you know that she still needs our prayers.

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Thanks Ro for keeping us informed.  We are all continuing to send positive thoughts and wishes.  Mary Ann is such a positive force on this board and has contribUted so much!  Let's hope positive solutions are found  for these issues and that Mary Ann can come home soon.  

Sincerely Susan

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Poor Mary Ann, this is turning into some test of endurance, isn't it?  I continue to pray for her daily and hope that the new procedure is successful.  Mary Ann is such a positive and supportive member of this board - we need her back - soon.

Kindest wishes
Helen

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I join all our friends in continued prayers for Mary Ann.

Connie

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Praying for Mary Ann to persevere through these tough times. Prayers for healing, comfort and strength for her.

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I just wanted to say everyday we all read your post and continue to send the best of wishes  and prayers your way!! We also hope you will not be to glum eating that hospital food!

 

LisaSurprised

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They decided not to do the procedure as there was less drainage.  So they took out the right chest tube.  Hopefully the left one will come out in a day or two.  Then they will observe her for a day or two, and then hopefully home by the weekend.  She is still taking several alks a day and remains in good spirits.  I talked to Rudy today.   Lets pray that she can be home by the weeken.  

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Keeping Mary Ann in my prayers... Thank you Ro for all your updates.

 

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That Mary Ann is one tough cookie!  Thanks for the good news, Ro.

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Mary Ann is having the other drain tube removed this morning and may be discharged home tomorrow. She will see thoracic surgeon Monday and get an X-ray to determine whether fluid retention around lungs has stopped. Mary Ann is in good spirits, looking forward to getting home.

 

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Thanks for the update.  Keeping Mary Ann and you in my prayers.  I am glad she is in good spirits.

Kathy

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Thanks for such great news...home soon!!!  Tell her we're all pulling for her and happy to hear the spirits are high!!!  She's such a fighter.

 

Hugs

Jan

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Happy to read about the good news. 

 

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Praying for you Mary Ann!!!

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Make the banners, bake a cake , caout the band.  MARY ANN IS COMING HOME!!!!!!

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Great News!!!!Laughing

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Add my thoughts and prayers to all the rest.  Marianne is an important and loved member of our group.

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So glad to hear Mary Ann is in good spirits, thank you for the continued updates and hope she will be home soon!

LindaFF
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Thanks Rudy for letting us know Mary Ann is coming home.  She remains in my prayers.

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Mary Ann has a UTI and fever, so she remains at Health Park. She had second drain tube removed Tuesday and was doing well until about 5 p.m. that day when she suddenly began shivering and said the room was cold. She then started shaking like someone using a jack hammer; her heart rate jumped to 140 and her oxygen saturation dropped to 88. The nurses got her vitals stable, drew blood and checked her urine, which indicated an infection. She is on antibiotic, but continues to run a fever of 101.2. Today marks three weeks in the hosital ... My brother's sister Ann is flying in from Colorado Saturday to lend a hand and provide support.

 

HellieC
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Oh Rudy, I am so sorry to hear about Mary Ann's latest setback.  Please send her my love and best wishes and let her know that I am continuing to pray for her.  I hope that the infection subsides soon and she can come home.  Three weeks in hospital is too long.

Kindest wishes
Helen

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...hope that's all that it is - just a setback and she is very soon is back on the road to recovery.

Very glad to hear that Ann is coming in to provide some support and help you share the load of being there for Mary Ann.

Give Mary Ann a gentle hug from all of us.

 

 

 

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I am so sorry to hear about the UTI.  I am glad she got the second chest tube out though.  I hope she is feeling better soon.  Three weeks is a long time in the hospital.  You both remain in my prayers.  In peace and caring.

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This has to be so frustrating.  Hope the antibiotic is taking hold by now.  I've doubled the positive vibes I am sending you, Mary ann

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Seems like the closer one gets to seeing the "positive light", the further away it becomes.  Keep on keeping on Mary Ann and Rudy, home is just around the corner, despite the snag in the plans.

Blessings to you both~Wink

Jan

 

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Sorry to hear she has to stay in the hospital but hopefully they get the infection cleared up then she can come home.  trisha

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Hope Mary Ann is feeling better.. I continue to keep her in my thoughts and prayers

Pat51
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I am sorry to hear of Mary Ann's setback and hope that with the meds she is improving.  I will continue to pray for her and all of us on this horiffic journey.

Pat

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Hoping that the antibiotics work quickly and that Mary Ann will be heading for home soon. Hugs to both of you. Susan

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I'm so sorry to hear the news of Maryann's setback.  I will be praying for your full recovery.

love and miss your posts.

irene 

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Hope to hear you made home today.

LindaFF
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Dear Rudy & Mary Ann,

Rudy, thank yoiu for keeping us in the loop.  I was so sorry to hear about the setback.  I'm hoping they can get the infection under control shortly & she can come home.   Please tell Mary Ann I'm thinking & praying for her.  She helped me so much in my journey and she is very important to us.

Linda

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I look for updates whenever I log on here.  Hope that pesky bladder infection is gone soon....

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I hope that your medical team provides good care to you and that you recover well.

Gentle hugs,

soromer/Kate

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What wonderful support you are to each other and of course to Us, ;) I haven't been on much but do List Lurk and pray For all.

was at the western Wall last night, feature in picture. So close to the center of three religions and said a special prayer for good health and safety for all.

warmth and cyber (((s Sara

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What wonderful support you are to each other and of course to Us, ;) I haven't been on much but do List Lurk and pray For all.

was at the western Wall last night, feature in picture. So close to the center of three religions and said a special prayer for good health and safety for all.

warmth and cyber (((s Sara

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What wonderful support you are to each other and of course to Us, ;) I haven't been on much but do List Lurk and pray For all.

was at the western Wall last night, feature in picture. So close to the center of three religions and said a special prayer for good health and safety for all.

warmth and cyber (((s Sara

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