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Author:  Susie G
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Date:  4/12/2012 1:37:44 PM
Subject:  From Sylvia
Message:  Dear ones,

I must apologize for being so negligent with updates. Honestly, I have been more than a little overwhelmed. It seems that most of what I have had to report in the last few days has not been very positive. There is something about seeing information in print that seems to give it more impact, so I have avoided that reality.

The short version of the story is that Rene has not made those baby steps of progress for the past few days. The doctors assure me that she is not losing ground and I am trying hard to believe them. However, in the last few days she has returned to assisted breathing (accessed through a trachyostomy instead of the less permanent oral tube (her left lung has shown some improvement but her right lung is also compromised) also there is some suspicious mucus in her lungs. She received 2 units of blood yesterday because her red count is down. She has acquired a feeding tube into her small intestine through her nose; a drainage tube from her stomach through her nose; struggled with fluxuating blood sugar, blood pressure and excelerated heart beat; and at this time we are waiting for transport to Interventional Radiology where they will drain excess fluid from her abdomen and place a tube to provide constant drainage.

The good news, she seems to be in less pain! She is more alert and is responsive to voices but she is still heavily sedated most of the time, her kidney function is normal and her white count is bouncing somewhat but is still considerably lower than it was when we got here. She is in God's hands.

I know you guys have been more dedicated with your prayers than I have been with my communication. I will do better. Please, never doubt that we feel the power of your love and prayers every day and we are most grateful.

Love and Blessings,

 From Sylvia by Susie G at 4/12/2012 1:37:44 PM
 Re: From Sylvia by Karen Runk  at 4/12/2012 4:15:16 PM
 Re: From Sylvia by Ginny G.  at 4/12/2012 5:03:04 PM
 Re: From Sylvia by Susie G at 4/13/2012 11:25:19 AM
 Re: From Sylvia by San Diego at 4/12/2012 5:51:25 PM
 Re: From Sylvia by BillP at 4/12/2012 6:46:14 PM
 Re: From Sylvia by Bill Smith  at 4/12/2012 11:28:22 PM