Thursday, April 23, 2009

briefest of updates

Hi, I'm Casey, Craig's sister, and for the moment, Sally's caregiver. I got here April 12th - so I owe everyone a big apology for not posting anything sooner, and for only posting a bit today. In our effort to wait until one issue was resolved, another came along, and before we knew it, ten days had passed. I hope to give a very, VERY brief summary of what has happened, at least medically speaking.

Sally was in the hospital last week, as Craig mentioned, for what turned out to be GVHD. She was released after three days with a "light" medication. She had two great days followed by three crummy days (crummy = nausea, headache, fatigue, no appetite). To top it off, today (also another crummy day for the above reasons) she woke up with what appears to be a cold. We took chest x-rays and it looks like she has a possible infection in the lungs. I am blogging from the hospital right now, as she had some increased chest pain and they wanted to get another look at her lungs. We are hoping to be let off with the antibiotics and be able to return home, at least until tomorrow, when they will do more extensive testing.

As you can imagine, due to the extreme fatigue, Sally has been sleeping a lot. We have literally not been able to respond to all phone calls, cards, and packages YET, but are hoping that once the GVHD is under control and this cold is treated, that we will be able to give each of you a personal response. In the meantime, Sally is enormously grateful for your kind words and support.

I hope to be able to update you again soon, or else Craig will. At least when I post, you know there WON'T be spelling errors! ;)


Babs said...

Thanxs for the update! No worries about responding to mail, etc. Take care of Sally and yourself too!

Cousin Barbara Ann

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you. I will send Sally all the strength I can!