Thursday, April 8, 2010

Not the Week of Her Dreams

Melanie and my mom were set for a break today from clinic, but it didn't end up that way. Last night, Melanie was just soooo out of it, shaky, and it took us 1 hour to get 4 of her 9 pills down. My mom just felt that things were not quite right. She called the clinic this morning, and they headed in at about 11:30 a.m. It was a good thing they went in.

Melanie was dehydrated, her kidney function was not good, and her red blood cells were down as well. So, they spent the day getting fluids, blood, and platelets. They didn't get home until about 9:00 p.m.! Tomorrow she will have to get her levels checked again, but they arranged for her to be able to go to the American Fork Hospital, which is only about 3 min. away. They are still worried about her kidney function (her phosphorous levels are still high), so she will be going to clinic every day next week.

We think maybe Melanie had a bit too much Morphine last night. She was doing a bit better today, but is still slow in her responses. She also often stops mid activity and dazes off. She says weird things, and forgets what she is saying or just said. Watching her is a great example for my children of why not to do drugs!

Melanie is a bit disappointed about this week. She had envisioned this week with Kaden full of playing games, laughing, and even going on some adventures. She has not been able to spend as much time with him as she had hoped. Cami and her boys came down today, and Melanie was bummed that she didn't even get to see them. Hopefully tomorrow we can get her blood drawn quickly, won't need any transfusions, and then she can spend some time quality time with Kaden.

We will try to take more pictures tomorrow!


Cami said...

I missed seeing you Mel, but I'm so glad you were able to get what you needed at the clinic. We are praying for brighter days ahead. I love you!

Kimbies said...

I love you Mel! I am so sorry that you have had this going on this week! I hope you have a much better day today. I will talk to you later. Love you!

Kerren said...

Brighter days ahead . . . . they are coming, for sure! Much faith and many prayers for you and all of your family. All of you are just amazing! Thanks for keeping us up to date, Angie. Can't count how many people I've talked to who are gathering things and preparing for May 1 and the big fund raiser. Generosity is abundant!