Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Quick Update on Tiffany

Just a quick update on our Tiffany. 

Biopsy results from the colonoscopy came back from docs yesterday.  It did confirm that it is GVHD in her gut and skin and was in a high stage and so recovery time is going to be longer than we expected.  The docs told her to expect to be in the hospital for the next week and a half. 

She is responding to the treatments, however, and aside from not being able to eat (getting fed from intravenous nutrition) until her bowels heal, she is doing rather well.  Her spirits are up, she can get up and walk around, and most of the pain/discomfort she has is not due to this GVHD, but rather just the pain of recovery from the transplant as well as the nerve sheath tumor she has had in her spine for a few years now (benign, in case you didn't read that far back about that issue, but it presses against the nerves and gives her substantial pain in her back and down her legs... something we will likely need to take care of once she recovers fully from the transplant.)

A big thanks to the many people that have helped with meals, taking kids and dogs and so many other things.  We appreciate you more than you can ever know.

Cheers,

Nathan

2 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for the update. We were quite concerned. Love you bunches and more!

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  2. Oh, man! I hate blips and road bumps!! I'm so sorry to hear she's in the hospital dealing with issues... darn-it. Prayers from Jersey increasing for you all! Please send her my love... ♥

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