Friday, July 13, 2007

ICU Waiting rooms -- not exactly the Taj Mahal

A'Lise and I made it to Lubbock okay. The girls are at Carla's dodging the rattlesnakes. Mom is critical right now - according to the doctor, her bloodwork is a train wreck. Her creatnine level this morning was 8-something -- up from 4.3 last weekend. She's out of it -- will wake up for a couple of words but that's it. They started dialysis this afternoon. She's on supplemental oxygen, but not a vent. Her lungs are clear, so that's good.

One good thing, is that they will be able to do the contrast MRI now. So maybe we can find out what this is that she's fighting as far as this tumor goes.

A'Lise and M'Lys have gotten a hotel room, and we're sending Milton back to his hotel for a good night's rest. I'm hijacking a hotel pillow and will hang out with Mom tonight. I can't sleep in her cubby with her, but I'll be as close as they'll let me.

Thanks for your prayers.

4 comments:

Karen Beck said...

I've been following your blog since finding out about your mother's illness. Know that you and and your whole family are in my thoughts and prayers. I agree with the t-shirt; "Cancer Sucks!" Hoping tommorrow is a better day. Karen

kschlegel said...

Your Mom is in my thoughts and prayers. I am asking everyone I know to pray. God bless you and your family. I hope things improve.
Kellie Schlegel

Anonymous said...

Thanks for keeping us all up to date. Just know that we are all praying for all of you. Love, Freida Henderson (Milton's Niece)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for keeping us informed of Sue's condition. You are all on the East Side prayer chain and we are comforted knowing that much prayer is being offered for Sue and all of you. Love, Lois & Jim Bob