I know everyone’s been wondering how things have been, and the simple answer is not good. Stephanie’s symptoms have gotten worse. She’s no longer eating or drinking. They did a test and ruled out a seizure, but she’s almost constantly very shaky. She hasn’t opened her eyes in a couple of days even when she’s… Continue reading Day by day
Those words were spoken to us this morning by Stephanie’s doctor. Hard words to hear. So Tuesday Stephanie received another (fifth, maybe?) brain surgery. They removed her EVD and her ommaya reservoir, and replaced that with a new ommaya reservoir and a shunt. Her surgery lasted a couple hours Tuesday late afternoon, and all-in-all it… Continue reading “Hope for a miracle, but don’t plan on it”
This is Michael again. Stephanie has responded well to the EVD, which has almost constantly been draining spinal fluid since it was implanted Friday afternoon. Since several hours after that surgery, Stephanie has been much more alert and responsive. She still has spells of confusion but not to the extent they were a few days… Continue reading Special Delivery
This is Michael again, writing to keep you updated on Stephanie. As she mentioned in her last post, her pain has greatly increased over the last week. She’s also had more frequent spells of confusion where it’s been hard for her to process conversation and respond, even to simple questions like how she’s feeling and… Continue reading Intense Pressure
I think it’s been about a week since I’ve updated on here and I hadn’t even thought about it until I got a letter in the mail commenting on how they have been following my story from the beginning. I’m happy report that for the most part the nausea and vomiting have begun to subside. I’m… Continue reading I’m just ready to feel better
Up and down and up and down…and down. This past week has been my roughest yet. I haven’t been able to eat or even take medicine without getting sick coming up on a week now. Not to mention the middle of the night “awake time” that my body has instated. I’m usually up… Continue reading One step forward, two steps back
As michael, Sarah and I were sitting in mass together, I was reminded of the first time michael and I celebrated mass together. When was that you might ask? Our wedding day. How is this possible you might ask? Well here is our story and proof that God has a hand in everything. … Continue reading In the beginning..