Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Cardiologist Today



Hello,
Jesse has been really sick. She has a horrible cough, that just wont let up. She coughs so hard, that she vomits. So, the last 4 days she has had minimal food. They cannot give her TPN (IV Food) because her billirubin level has increased, which is a sign of liver problems. We were able to get a prescription for codine cough syrup, which helps for a little while. Today she was able to eat a little more. We did have an appt. today with her cardiologist in Scottsdale. Jesse has been blacking out, and the Dr's at PCH thought it was just low hemoglobin. She blacked out again on Sunday, had her hemoglobin checked on Monday, and it wasn't low. So, we new it was a heart issue. He wants to stop her blood pressure med because she more than likely does not have high blood pressure since she has been done with chemo for a few months. So, when we give her the med it dips to low, and she blacks out. We will do a follow up appt in 5 weeks.
We have an out patient appt tomorrow morning, to check her levels. Hopefully she has started to make her own red blood cells and wont need another transfusion. She has been making a few platelets, which is a good sign of recovery.
Please continue to pray for Jesse's health, and for the rest of the family to endure the trials of recovery as we come along side Jesse and help her in every way we can.
Much Love, Team Catron

6 comments:

Erica said...

Praying for healing for Jesse and strength for each of you as you help her recover. Love and miss you all!!

Lisa said...

We continue our prayers each day, and think of you, Jesse, each day as you continue to fight through each challenge. I hope you feel better, no more blacking out, now that the blood pressure meds are stopped . . . our hearts go out to you all so much!

Much love and prayers from the Suazos

Lauren said...

Jesse still praying for you... God is ever-faithful... He's going to bring you through.

AP Sharon Lynch and Family said...

Jesse and Team Catron,

We are still praying daily for you and hope Jesse feels better soon. We wish you all comfort and solace during this time. Things will get better.

Anonymous said...

Wow, Jesse. I just dont know what to say but to pray for you. I just pray that your pain, your vomiting and your cough would be healed. I trust in the Lords plans and his faithfulness. Remember, I know I say this a lot, but the Lord, our God He is the lifter of our heads. He is what brings us the true happiness in our lives, the joy of His work in other people and Him touching our lives. I pray that the Lord continue to hold your head high and touch your heart.

Love you!

Sammy

Anonymous said...

Praying for you :)

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