Despite a good night's sleep, Kelly felt very weak and nauseous this morning but with a 9 a.m. Endoscopy appointment at London's University Hospital she was not deterred. Loading her overnight hospital bag into the car just in case, we rolled out of our driveway at 7:40 under a light cloud cover. With Kelly not feeling well it was a quiet drive to London. Just over an hour later Pheebs and I dropped her off at the hospital's front door and she felt strong enough to walk in by herself.
| A QUICK SHOT THROUGH THE WINDSHIELD CAUGHT THIS STATELY WILLOW TREE NORTHWEST OF LONDON THIS MORNING|
Pheebs and I headed for Mcdonalds' and snagged a coffee and one burrito to go. The burrito we shared in the parking lot and the coffee I drank on our way to our first pit stop which was the Medway Cemetery. We had ourselves a short walk and I didn't need the cane. Following the cemetery stop we headed west along a country road but we didn't stray too far because I expected my cell phone to ring at any minute. With Kelly feeling as bad as she did I thought they might keep her overnight for additional tests. We ambled into the Arva cemetery closer to London where Pheebs and I had ourselves a second short walk.
| TREES BUDDING OUT ON A LONDON STREET|
No sooner back in the car and my cell phone rang with a nurse saying Kelly would be at the front door ready to go in about twenty minutes. Fifteen minutes later Pheebs and I picked her up and we headed north out of London. It was 10:45 a.m.
| THE ARVA CEMETERY IS A CONVENIENT PLACE TO WAIT FOR SOMEONE AT LONDON'S UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL|
After a quick stop at Tim Hortons in Lucan, we were home shortly after noon. Kelly immediately stretched out in her living room recliner and stayed there for a long time. Still feeling very weak she contemplated again canceling her Plasmapheresis treatment scheduled for Saturday at London's Victoria Hospital. We'll see how she feels in the morning.
| THE NURSE ON THE ENDOSCOPY FLOOR INSISTED KELLY NOT TRY TO WALK TO THE FRONT ENTRANCE|
Now, this is how it went this morning for Kelly and this is what her liver doctor told her.......Kelly's endoscopy found a bleed in her esophagus and they were able to repair it. Blood pooling in her stomach may have been causing some of the nausea. Kelly's liver doctor was present at the endoscopy and she was able to talk to him about her condition. He said he is referring her to the Liver Transplant Committee and they should be in contact with her in about a month. He also said it is up to this committee to decide if Kelly is strong enough to withstand major liver surgery. He did tell her she looked frailer than the last time he saw her. He also said her anemia and esophageal bleeds will continue and more endoscopies will be needed as well as additional iron infusions. She has two out of six Plasmapheresis treatments left (Saturday and Monday) and that will conclude those treatments which so far have not given her any relief from the itching. Maybe the next two treatments will do the trick.
| SHE WAS SURE GLAD TO BE HOME TODAY|
Al's Music Box:)) I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry by BJ Thomas from the album, 'I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry'. 1966
| A PAIR OF GRACKLES AT ONE OF OUR FEEDERS|
GROANER'S CORNER:(( My 7 year-old-nephew showed me with pride the "telephone" he had just made from a string and two tin cans. I pulled out my iPhone and said, "That's nice, but... look at the phones that kids your age are making in China!"
| MOURNING DOVES IN OUR FRONT YARD THIS AFTERNOON|
Two golden-agers were discussing their husbands over tea. "I do wish that my Elmer would stop biting his nails. He makes me terribly nervous." My Billy used to do the same things," the older woman replied, "but I broke him of that pesky habit." "How?" "I hid his teeth!"
Gladys was the preacher's wife and accompanied her husband each Sunday to church. One particular Sunday when the sermon seemed to go on forever, many in the congregation fell asleep. After the service, to be sociable, she walked up to a very sleepy-looking gentleman. In an attempt to revive him from his stupor, she extended her hand in greeting, and said, "Hello, I'm Gladys Dunn." To which the gentleman replied, "You're not the only one!"
Hope things work for Kelly.ReplyDelete
I'm sure all your readers are cheering for Kelly !!! I certainly am :)ReplyDelete
All those procedures Kelly has to endure are awful and we hope that they will help and make her better. Best wishes and to stay positive, we know Kelly is strong, although sometimes it doesn't show.ReplyDelete
(Kawartha gal) So sorry Kelly Is going through so much…prayers that she is strong enough to have the committee approve of surgery…ReplyDelete
So sorry Kelly is going thru all this suffering 😰😰; praying doctors will find solutions to her health problems.Delete
Oh...Words fail me. Thanks for your post. Hang in there. You are being very brave too. Glad you didn't need a cane.ReplyDelete
I will continue to keep Kelly in my prayers. So sorry she is going through all this. Hang in there Al and Kelly.ReplyDelete
My heart goes out to Kelly,you and yes also to Pheebs who must feel these are hard days,too . I pray all the best that's possible for you three,ReplyDelete
Continuing to keep Kelly in our prayers.ReplyDelete
Praying for you Kelly.ReplyDelete
Hoping for all the best for both you and Kelly!ReplyDelete
Kelly is such a strong presence--we are wishing her all the best.ReplyDelete
Sure hope all her well wishers’ prayers and good thoughts (including mine) give her strength and cheer her on to relief and cure! EmjayReplyDelete
Blessings for sweet Kelly - such an inspirational lady. But, how much pain can anyone endure.? Prayers.ReplyDelete
Praying for healing for KellyReplyDelete
Praying for Kelly that she gets some relief . What an inspiration she has been as we read what she has gone through.ReplyDelete