Saturday, December 5, 2009

They Ought to Name a Room After Her

...Or maybe an entire wing. Stephanie has been re-admitted to the hospital. She started Radiation on Tuesday and Wednesday. Then on Wednesday night we drove to Waco for Thanksgiving and her grandmother's birthday party. The trip seemed to really wipe Stephanie out, she was in a lot of pain, sleeping most of the time, could barely walk, and was pretty confused. After seeing everyone and enjoying the party on Thursday we packed up and headed back to Gonzales so Stephanie could get her next two treatments on Saturday and Sunday. Sunday evening she started getting even more confused and weaker. When we went to the doctor on Monday he immeadiately suggested the hospital because her calcium was so high. Hypercalcemia is relatively common in people with solid tumors in the lungs, and causes most of the problems she was having. On Tuesday, after recieving some anti calcium drugs she was still pretty loopy, so the doctor decided to scan her brain just in case. The scan was thankfully clear, but it was still a scary few days. Today she is mostly lucid as the effects of the calcium are wearing off finally. Hopefully she will be discharged early next week.

7 comments:

Mrs. Grant said...

My heart breaks reading this. I am so sorry to hear that Stephanie is having so many problems with her health. I am sorry to hear that her Thanksgiving wasn't too great. We will continue to keep you and Her in our prayers!!

Anonymous said...

Wow Thanks for the update........I did not realize you had posted......love you both and Can't wait to see yall at the end of next week......Mom, MIL, sksb

Hayley said...

Oh no. Sorry to hear that Stephanie is having more problems - hoping that she doesn't have to spend too much time in the Hospital. Tell her I said hi!

Diane said...

Stephanie and Warner,

We don't forget about you. We bring you up for prayer almost every time our small group Bible Study meets, and you're special to us!!! The reason? Because Jesus lives in you. He's there with you continually, and you are both HIS~!!! We belong to Him, too, so that makes us family. We're here for you in our prayers, and if there's ever anything else that we can do for you..... you call the church because it's a blessing to travel along with you through this journey and help in any way we can. God's NOT forsaken you. I know you know that, but I just like to say so anyway. How do I know? Because He promises in His Word..... "I will NEVER leave you or forsake you." His ways are perfect.

Just wanted you to know that you are loved by us at Sager Creek.

I'm sending your blog update out to all our Prayer Patners again. They love to hear from you.

You are right in the center of God's Hand..... a safe place to be.

In His love,
Diane

Anonymous said...

Thanks for updating!Susu keeps me posted but I love hearing your news. Let me know what practical--you know "skin on Jesus" --things I can do! I love you both so much.
Blessings,
YFA Joan

Vicki Childress said...

Warner / Steph
Thanks for keeping up with your blog. I have been praying for you all and sending out prayer requests as your mom keeps me updated. I have not been reading your blog but I spent today going back to day one and reading it all. My heart breaks for you all and everything that you have been through. I will continue to fast and pray for your healing, seeking God for mercy and grace for y'all. Many people around the world are praying for you.
"He (she) who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust." Because he (she) has set his (her)love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him (her); I will set him (her)on high, because he (she)has known My name. He (she)shall call upon Me, and I will answer him (her); I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him (her)and honor him (her). With long life I will satisfy him (her), and show him (her) My salvation." Psalm 91:1-2,14-16

Diane said...

Today - 12 15 09
Our prayers are with you tonight.

Diane (for our Sager Creek Family)