Sunday, December 21, 2008

Unexpected hospital stay

Well, we left for Children's this morning around 10:00 am after an eventful three days. Elizabeth has had a headache for the past three and a half days accompanied with nausea. She started vomiting very early this morning and her headache increased.

In the ER the doctor was ordered by her oncologist to do several blood draws to check all her blood counts (CBC,) kidney, bladder, enzymes, electrolytes etc....Not to our surprise, her platelets had dropped to 47,000 and her HGB (hemoglobin,) oxygen in her blood, had dropped by almost three points to 8.5. She has been admitted and will receive a blood transfusion with possible platelets ordered for tomorrow. They are hoping that once she receives her blood, her platelets will go up on their own. If her headache persists, they will do a CAT scan to rule out any type of brain bleed. Brain bleeds are rare but do occur.

Please continue to pray for the side effects of her chemo to be minimal, that she does not have any type of brain bleed, that she has a good nights rest, and we all stay healthy.

May God continue to bless all of you as he continues to bless us and shower us in peace.

Randy and Christine


Cindy Dodson said...

Thanks for the update, guys. We will pray that Liz overcomes these side effects as soon as possible! This is yet another reason to sign up for the blood drive at Wellspring this Tuesday and give back what so many have given Liz!
Take care and stay warm!

Lisa said...


I am so sorry that you're not feeling well. I guess having such a wonderful facility right down the road to take care of your every need is a blessing too! The blood drive at Wellspring couldn't come at a better time, and I am going to try my best to get there. I hope that you are feeling better real soon and that maybe you are even able to come see Santa at the Prieve's on Tuesday.

Hang in there, babe!

With love,

Lisa Bargo

Ginger said...

Hi Liz, Randy and Christine, We will keep praying that your headaches will get better and your side effects will be minimal to none!! We will pray that you are home for Christmas and that your hospital stay will not be long! You are in our thoughts and prayers! I am - I can - I will - stay strong Liz!!
Love, Ginger