Weekend update

I'm at the hospital right now sitting in Pablo's room by myself. He was taken down to have an MRI done. We thought they were going to wait till Monday but due to Thusday night's mini-stroke and tests that soon followed, they are concerned. Details haven't been told but from the emergency tests that they ran Thursday night, some things just didn't look right. They've taken about 20 vials of blood today and they may come back for more. They want to test for all sorts of things, lupus being one of them.

It is not really a surprise that something else could be wrong. I mean no one has been able to explain the tingling and burning that Pablo has had down his left side for well over a month. Maybe whatever conclusion they come to will explain the other random issues and why the mini-stroke happened. He'll be stuck at the hospital till the answer is known I'm sure.

Isabella talks to Pablo on the phone throughout the day and without fail, the first thing she says when she gets on the phone is "How are you feeling Daddy?" She keeps asking him when he's coming home. She misses him terribly.


  1. Oh, ((((((Julia)))))),

    I wish I could scoop you all up and smuggle you all out of the country where trouble and bad news can't find you.

    I *HATE* that it took brain surgery for them to finally try to figure out what's going on.

    I was just looking at Isabella's picture at the top of the page and patting her face. I wish your sweet, precious babies didn't have to go through this.

    I'm holding you all in my thoughts and my prayers. I want Pablo home in your arms as soon as possible.

    Prayers and hugs.


  2. I've been away from my reader for so long! My mother asked me if I've been reading (I haven't) and I came home and got to it.

    My heart goes out to you and your family. I hope and pray that Pablo can come home soon.

    Thinking of you!

  3. My husband had a TIA at the age of 40. They kept saying he couldn't have one he is too young and too thin. He did . The oncologist did DNA work and found he has thrombophilia. The opposite of hemophilia. He clots too easily. Might help.

  4. ARGGGGG! I hope you have some definite answers soon.
    Keeping you in my thoughts.

  5. Hang in there. I am praying for all of you.

  6. Thank you all.

    Kathy, I just read your comment to Pablo. He'll mention it to the next doctor that he sees. Thanks so much!

  7. Julia, our prayers remain with you and your family. I just caught up with everything that's been going on with Pablo in the last week because I just came back from the Okanagan Brain Injury Conference. (One of the people in my group had a brain tumor removed last year; every time she talked about it, I thought of Pablo.)

    I don't know if you're familiar with your local brain injury society, but if you need someone to talk to, they're a very good place to start. I'd HIGHLY recommend calling them. I believe this is the site of the organization in your area: http://www.biaov.org/aboutus/mission.html.

    I volunteer with my local brain injury society and am constantly amazed at the variety of ways people's brains are injured--and at the brain's resiliency. Hang in there, Julia.



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