Thursday, September 3, 2009

Update on Chris from Mary:

Hi Everyone,

Chris is back in the hospital. He has been having severe headaches for about 4 weeks and they started getting worse along with his vision being impaired. The doctors did an MRI and found that he had a burst blood vessel in the brain that is causing trouble for him.

The doctors feel like it is too risky to do surgery at this time. They would like to see if they can get his blood platelets to go up (they are currently down at 50,000 and normal is about 250,000) Chris's body is not making platelets because of the chemo. If they can keep the platelets up high enough the bleeding will stop. The doctors are also waiting to see if maybe his body will reabsorb the blood.

He may get out of the hospital tomorrow. The visiting nurse will come daily to do a blood draw and he will get platelets about every other day up at the hospital. He can be at home without being admitted granted no other complication occur.

The doctors asked Chris and Margaret to meet with the Hospice team and start to look into what they have to offer. The past 48 were a very difficult for them and Margaret is exhausted.
Any prayers for them are greatly appreciated.

I have not been able to speak with Chris since this last turn of events but I always tell him all my friend are rooting and praying for him. He always laughs and says thankyou.

I finished painting the house today and should be home by tomorrow night. Thanks for all the support.

mary

6 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I am still praying for Chris and his family.

bodaat said...

:( that makes me so sad.

Deanna said...

It is a very difficult time for them and you. They are fortunate to have you. My prayers continue.

PetalsYoga said...

Kristina, Kavita, and Deanna,

I want you to know how much I appreciate you all. You are always kind and supportive. I really don't have the right words to adequately convey my feelings.

I hope "Thank You" is a start.

Love,

Jan

BlissGal said...

I continue to keep Chris in my thoughts and have shared his story with my friends. He is well loved, that is easy to see.

VJ said...

It is sad to hear about the additional health issues Chris is experiencing. I am sending him best wishes for a quick recovery.