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karenbeth's picture
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I had to have my husband admitted to the hospital yesterday. As usual he is confounding the docs--his CT scan shows much improvement of the brain lesions, but his behavior indicates otherwise. He is lethargic, confused, disoriented, hearing things that arent there, etc. He had to be sedated last night. They did an MRI this morning. I am heading back to the hospital to get results. They will probably do a lumbar puncture as well to look at his cranio-spinal fluid.

I'm afraid this is the beginning of the end. If his cancer has advanced he won't do any more treatment. But I am a glass half empty kind of person, and maybe I'll be happily relieved. Please send thoughts and good wishes our way.


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I am sending good thoughts your way. This must be so hard for you, not knowing what is happening. Take care of yourself, too. Fay

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On this board. The confusion and lethargy can sometimes be tied to impaired kidney function and/or dehydration. It can cause both as the toxins build up in the body.

Just a suggestion to have that checked, Karen.

Hugs during this difficult time. And good thoughts and prayers coming your way.

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and some sunshine too - rain finally stopped. In more ways than one I hope

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Hey Karen - just posted to you on the LC board.

Stay strong, and please keep us posted on the lumbar puncture. Mom had that, and for some reason, one part of that testing had to be sent off and took 5 days to get back. Are they also testing brain lining?

Be good to yourself, you are both in my thoughts....


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luz del lago
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I am sending hugs, prayers and support your way. Try your hardest to hang in there. Hold him, whisper your love to him. I think that sometimes that is what they need more than anything else. I ask God to send a thousand angels to surround you both to hold you, calm you and bring peace.


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So sorry to hear what you're going through. Your hubby is going through alot so just be there for him. I'm hoping that the results of his MRI turn out good.Please take care and keep us posted on how things are going. Hope you have someone there with you so you don't have to deal with this alone. Carole

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