Taking A Turn
I talked to mom on New Years Eve and everything was going good, she had just finished the forth and final round of chemo. She was tired and was looking forward to the new year, she said 2008 is going to be great. Then at 8:30a.m. on New Years day I received a call from the nurse saying that mom had been moved to ICU because she was having multiple seizures and that I should come up to the hospital. We I got there she was still seizing and had bitten her tongue and lips, her mouth was all bloody. She was still making sense, but was having a hard time talking. After a lot of test they have determined that there wasn't a stroke or infection, it was a drug interaction between two of the chemo drugs. She was still having small seizers when I left today at 1:00 p.m., they hopefully will subside as the chemo drugs leave her body. We are still concerned about her neurological function, a lot of slurring of words and she can't tract with her eyes. We have a great team of brilliant doctors that are working on getting her back. I have faith that 2008 is still going be great, can it get any worse? Knock on wood!
Thank you for your concern and many prayers,
Alishap.s. She was moved to room#.... E639, on the six floor, same room as Scott Christensen (he is a neighbor from Orem).