Friday, August 21, 2009

Kayla had a mini stroke

I am at the hospital right now. Yesterday I got a call from Jimmy and he said that Kayla could not use the right side of her body. I instantly thought that she had had a stroke. I came down as soon as I could and she was getting an EEG. She had 25 cords glues to her head so that they could test her brain waves. She had to lay still and keep her eyes closed. She also had to get an MRI and and EKG. They have taken numerous blood samples as well.
They didn't really have much to tell me when they did rounds this morning. The dr. did say that they saw something on her MRI and it looked like the blood was being blocked. So she is now on blood thinners. They are pretty sure that she had an ATI. I can't remember what the abbreviation stands for but basically she had a mini stroke. She could not use the right side of her body. We had to help her walk b/c she had almost no control over her right leg.
Today she is much better. She is actually in "school" (hospital school) so she is happy. She doesn't have much of an appetite either. Her levels are still very low and her ANC is still 0.
I don't know much more, the Dr said that she and the neurologist team are going to get together and look at all the test results to see what it is that happened.
I wish I had more information but this is all I have for now.
I can't get on any social networking sites from the hospital computer so I will thank you all here for you kind thoughts and words. I can see your comments in my e-mail. I love you all too and it is nice to know that there are family and friends out there thinking about us and praying for us.

9 comments:

CaseyDeuce said...

My thoughts are with you guys, I hope you don't mind, but yesterday I asked my readers to pray for you, and they did- you can read the comments here: http://acouchwithaview.blogspot.com/2009/08/prayers-are-needed.html

Kristin said...

I'm thinking about you. If you need me call.

LiveLaughLoveCj said...

Prayers, lots and lots of prayers for Kayla and your family.

I wish I had a magic wand to make this all go away, all I do have is the power of prayer and I'm going to use with all my heart for you.

Amanda said...

I am thinking of you Kayla and all of you. She is in my prayers.

How is Jimmy? Call me if you need to chat.

Jennifer said...

we're all praying out here for Kayla and all of you.

Darcy said...

Poor baby! You know I'm thinking of you guys all of the time. I'm always here to talk!

Christina said...

I just found out you have a blog. I'll be anxiously waiting to hear an update.

JamericanSpice said...

My prayers are with your family. *HUGS* I'm sorry.

stephanie said...

Praying that Kayla gets through this course of treatment with no further complications. You write a beautiful, emotional blog and I completely emphasise with you as my own daughter, Stephanie 9, was diagnosed with T cell ALL one week before Christmas and we are going through really aggressive treatment right now. You have been dealt a double whammy though with your husband also having cancer. My heart goes out to you all, keep strong, have faith and know that everyone will be praying for you and supporting you too. We pray that this nightmare we are living will be over with and once finished that there will be no recurrance of the disease. Shani xx (my email is gands@cwgsy.net if you get any time and want to vent feelings.