Keeping memories of Lauren alive after her incredibly brave fight against Cholangiocarcinoma (Bile duct cancer).
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Tuesday Evening Update 5/28/13
Hi! No, I didn't forget about all of you. My Mom and Dad came to visit today and are staying until Thursday!!! I am so happy to have them here with us and I know Lauren loves it!!She had her eyes open tonight and seemed to look at us more than right through us as she has done before. Still not moving her arms or legs yet. She is resting quite comfortably right now under this thing called a bair hugger (implying that it means bear hugger.) It is a plastic blanket that has a hose connected to it. It blows up and circulates warm air around Lauren to keep her warm. She didn't have it on for a short while today and got cold with goosebumps. She has a hard time staying warm because the dialysis is removing her blood and pumping it back through which cools down and makes her cold. Lauren is usually hot blooded and always hot, so it is quite weird to see her under a hot blanket and covered with blankets! It makes her room really warm too, so we are all a little warm. Kristen stopped off after work for a visit and ate dinner with us. Bruce was on call again.We got some nice cards today from our neighbors, Ron, Dee Dee, Haylie, and Colton and from Jennifer (the daughter of a wonderful lady I met through Facebook and cc.org that also has Cholangiocarcinoma named Patty). The McCaskey's have got to be some of the nicest people we have ever met and their son Colton has been mowing our lawn while we are away. Thank you for the card and the generous gift. Jennifer wrote such a heartfelt message to us that was so sweet. I see she takes after her awesome Mom! Our friends, Debbie, Jim and Jill sent Lauren a beautiful floral arrangement. We keep telling Lauren to wake up so she can see her flowers. Thanks for being such great friends. Lauren had a rough night last night. She had six units of blood and many units of platelets and plasma. Her hemoglobin and hematocrit went low and the docs were worried she was bleeding. They could find no signs of bleeding and thought it might be weeping from inside. She is better today. She had a bedside abdominal ultrasound today and Dr. Sonnenday said that it looked like everything was ok. That was a relief. He i such a kind man. He always comes into the room and asks how all of us are doing and asks me if I am getting enough rest. You can tell that he cares so much about people and his patients. Well, I am going to go dig out a fan because I feel like I am sitting in the tropics while Lauren is snug under her bair hugger. Take care and pray that she wakes up tomorrow.
Our family three weeks ago. Can't wait until we can see Lauren awake and having fun again.