Well, we got Jeanne-Mari all checked in. And much easier than in years past, I must say. We were in her room in just over 30 minutes from arriving...and that's just crazy-fast.
|Me, Jeanne-Mari, Carol (my mom), and Wayne (my pop) |
at the Oasis in May.
Patients with Cystic Fibrosis are usually in the hospital more often than once every three years (JM was here in 2005 and 2008...so we're right on our schedule), and so the check-in nurses on this floor thought we were new to the area. But everybody pretty much knows her now. :) These CF nurses really are the nicest ones around.
Background: JM hasn't been feeling too hot lately (to say the least). She's been run down, had fever, and not sleeping well. She had an x-ray and some other tests earlier this week and we found out she has a lung abcess--it's not a common CF development, but it's here. It's in the same location where she had a lung infiltrate earlier this year. Obviously, the medication didn't fully fix that problem back then. So now we're here.
As of now, the plan is that she'll be in here for two weeks...so hopefully we'll get out of here by August 4th or 5th.
Personally, I didn't think I was worked up too much...but I dropped some fruit and then spilled a bunch of coffee on a chair in the waiting area. Made a real mess. I guess this is affecting me more than I thought it was. :P
We've already had several phones calls, many offers of help, and tons of prayer. All are greatly appreciated.
Our spirits are good, Jeanne-Mari is smiley, Melissa is handling things well (as am I--sans coffee incidents), life is still good, and so is God.
Want to know more about Cystic Fibrosis? Visit this site: http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/disorders/whataregd/cf