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LMS (Michelle) Update August 23
Posted by lms on 8/23/2016, 10:33 am
Hi all. Michelle is still recovering from her latest surgery at Redwood City Kaiser. Her speech since the surgery is a little more slurred but I attribute that to her fatigue and drugs they have her on. The cultures that were taken of her brain, the tissue around the brain, the fluid and the bone are still showing negative for any infection. The surgeon even said when he removed the bone it all looked really really good. So then why the surgery right? Well that is the mystery.. All of Michelle's tests before the surgery showed she had an infection. Her blood work indicated infection, her sodium level kept dropping indicating an infection, there was extra fluid around the brain that shouldn't have been there, there was a huge air pocket that shouldn't have been there, and she spiked a fever the night before the surgery. All of that indicated an infection. Could it be somewhere else in her body sure, but the fluid and air pocket and sodium are all related to something in the brain. The doctor talked to me right after the surgery and a tentative date for her release from the hospital was given as tomorrow. But I think he is going to wait until Thursday now just to be on the safe side. He has been pretty frank that Michelle's case has stumped him so he is being extra cautious with her now. Her spirits are good and I'm praying she got through this little setback unscathed.