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Wednesday, June 17, 2009


my sister Jo has been hospitalized since Sunday June 14th...she was admitted onto the Oncology floor of Lynchburg General Hospital in Lynchburg, VA, where they hooked her up to IV fluids and meds...she has been suffering terribly with pain in her stomach, which we believe to be caused from the tumors on her liver...the chemo that she's taking makes her so violently ill that she can't sometimes hold down her pain meds, and that in turn, makes things just plain worse...
I'm waiting for a phone call this morning from her, to let me know if they will release her, or keep her yet for more tests...she was scheduled to have an MRI/CT-scan to help diagnose the pains she's been having, but she couldn't have that done because she can't hold down the Barrium drink needed for the procedure...*sigh*...a vicious circle to say the least...
My continued thanks to you all who keep us in your thoughts and well-wishes...I'll keep you posted as to what happens next!
Please, enjoy this day, no matter if it is rainy...tell your loved one how much he/she is cared for and appreciated...give hugs to everyone, and


Lisa said...

I've been through this recently with a friend - {{{hugs}}}. Don't they have pain medication that comes in patches that might work?

Sherry said...

My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family during this time.

Julie's Keepsakes said...

I'm sooo sorry to hear this. What a nasty setback. I'm sorry, Lori. I'll pray for your sister and you.


basketsnprims said...

I'm so sorry to hear this, Lori. They do have patches for pain as well as pumps. She should ask her doctor about it. I will pray for her & the family.

Kathy said...

Healing thoughts and prayers are heading your sister's way. I went through this type of thing with my Mother last year. She had an intestinal blockage and couldn't keep that barium down. Twice they made her drink it while I held the bucket and cold towel for her head. I hope and pray that the Dr's can find something to help her.

Stitcher said...

Thinking of your sister, and your family.

Patti said...

Lori I am so sorry to hear this. Just for your info if they are going to do a MRI they don't need Barium. My brother has stomach cancer and he has been on chemo since last September and we will find out at the end of July if it has finally worked and shrunk the tumor outside his stomach. His cocktail of drugs managed to get rid of the secondary on his liver and lymph nodes so there is hope. There is always hope. I do hope she feels better soon. Lots of Love Patti xxx

Sandi said...

I'm praying for Jo and your family, and sending you all healing energy...


missy said...

My thoughts and prayers are with your sister!!


Colleen said...

Oh, Lori how awful for her and you and family :( You're all in my prayers.

Trudy said...


Big soft hugs flying to you and your sister. She is very lucky to have you in her corner.


OldeThreads said...

Lori, such a sad thing to have to go through, both painful and emotional. The pain pumps do provide alot of relief as do the drips. Hope she gets help with this. Prayers to all of you.


Constance said...

Lori, I am so sorry to hear this. My prayers and hopes are with you, Jo and your families. Be blessed.

janeu729 said...

Thoughts, prayers and hugs going out to you, Jo and your family.
Much love,

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Prayers and lots of positive thoughts are being sent your way ~ this is tough duty for the patient and the caregivers as well ~ take heart that so many are thinking of you ~ Alice


Hoping good news will come soon. Hold in your heart that your "blog" friends are sending prayers and well wishes to you~~Judy

Cinlyn said...

Continued thoughts and prayers my friend...for sister Jo and all of you. (((BIG HUGS))) to you dearie!!

Rabbit Hill Primitives said...

My prayers are with you and your sister.

Blessings ~ Jenn

Raggedy Angel said...

Oh I so so sorry...Prayers for her and you! Beth

Stacey said...

Sending healing thoughts as a candle burns here for your sister. Such a difficult journey for her and all those who love her so very much...A big hug for you too, your love and care shines bright, not just for your family and loved ones, but for all that know you. You are a special light!


Kathy (woolfind) said...

Praying for you and your sister and everyone involved. I hope she finds relief real soon.

Carolee said...

Hi Lori. Just want to let you know I'm sending up prayers and positive, healing thoughts for your sister, as well as prayers for you, and for her doctors and other caregivers.

~ Carolee

whimseycreations said...

Lori, I'm so sorry about Jo and how ill she feels. All of you and especially Jo will be in my prayers. Hugs!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Lori ~
Prayers for you and your sister.

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