Wednesday, January 6, 2010

This place again??

Last Wednesday Becki kept waking up in the night curled over in pain. She tried to ignore it but around 5 o'clock in the morning it was far too bad to ignore. When she woke up enough to pay close attention she knew it was the same pain she had had about 10 years ago with a pulmonary embolism. Feeling extremely confident about what she was dealing with, Kim gave her a priesthood blessing , a couple of things to thin her blood, and then they rushed up to the emergency room. After some x-rays and a CT scan, it was confirmed that she was right on about her diagnosis. She had multiple little embolisms in her lungs and doctors told her that if it weren't for the precautions she had taken right before they came in, the situation could have been far worse. They admitted her to the hospital and put her on the cariology floor to keep a close eye on her heart as well. The idea was to get her blood pressure up, thin her blood, and give her body time to absorb the embolisms.
The hospital is the last place on earth she ever wants to be, but at least this time she was able to be a little more coherent and not in as much pain as past stays. One of the things she hated most was that when they saw her black eye, they put her on bed alarm meaning that she wasn't allowed to get out of bed without someone there to help her. Talk about feeling chained to a bed you don't even want to be in. Well, 5 days later she finally got to go home and is feeling a little better. She has been taken off the chemo drug since it is clearly causing too sever of side effects for her and Dr. Zangari is now trying to figure out what will be the best option for her. They say they have never seen anyone with so many side effects to everything.
Way to break records Mom!

8 comments:

Frieda said...

Becki, I'm glad to hear that you are back home where you belong! May the Lord's tender mercies continue to be showered upon you and your family. Ü

Stapletons said...

Hmmm, well I'm sorry KoreyStricker managed such a strange comment.

But more sorry you've been back in the hospital. So thankful you made it in in time and that you are back home. I hope you are feeling better as soon as possible. :(

Em was telling me about your cool chiropractor. Wow! I'll have to visit him next time I'm in town.

Jennifer and Jason Young said...

Love you so much! my heart goes out to you.

痛苦 said...

世間唯一永恆的,就是改變 ....................................................

天空之城 said...

人並不是生來要吃敗仗的。人可被毀滅,但不可被擊倒。..................................................

太可怕 said...

逛到你的部落格,第一個感覺就很好,希望每次更新都是美好的開始,也祝你天天都都開心喔........................................

謝詩涵 said...

喜樂的心是健康良藥,憂傷的靈使骨枯乾。........................................

邱志誠 said...

未來的幸福是用現在買來的。......................................................