Thursday, May 28, 2009

Hospital Stay - Day 16 - More Leaking - More Prayers Needed

Jodi was scheduled to be released today. Things were looking good right up until late last night. However, when Jodi got up to go to the bathroom before retiring she began to leak spinal fluid through her nose. At first it was a few drops, but when one of the doctors came to her room around midnight Jodi was asked to sit up in bed and lean forward. There was literally a stream of spinal fluid pouring out of her nose. The Neuro ENT team and Neuro Surgeon team have both been notified. Dr. Shelton left town last night, so he isn't available to help. Dr. Couldwell is supposed to arrive this morning. It looks like surgery will now be the only option. As soon as we have more definitive information or any decisions we'll let you know.

It was a rough night. Neither Jodi nor Tolan slept last night.

Thank you so much for all your past prayers. Your continued prayers will be very much appreciated.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear about the latest complications. Your family was in my thoughts and prayers last night when I went to the temple and you will continue to be in them. I wish there was something more I could do to help, please let me know if there is. Love, April B.

Flints Facts said...

Jodi, Tolan and Family,
I am sorry to hear that the leakage continues...I know you are strong Jodi and you can to this. Your amazing attitude and strength is an inspiration and a great example to me and many others. Hang in there and know that the prayers continue to come your way. Lots of hugs...
We love you!
Kelly and family

Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help...

britt said...

I too wish there was so much more I could do. I know this is a huge stress and frustration, but there WILL be brighter days and you will beat this. I will anxiously be awaiting more updates. Try to think positive and know that you WILL get through this. SOooo many of us are continuously praying for you and constantly thinking of you!
Love you

Anonymous said...

This is the place in the sand where there is only one set of footprints. The Lord will carry you through this. Be at peace. Prayers and love continue. I wish you did not have to go through surgery again. We all look forward to the day you can reside at home and not the hospital! Love, Wendy T.

Josh and Melinda Adams Family said...

I am sorry to hear about yet another bump in this obstacle! Hang in there. We are praying and cheering for you! We know you can do it...your endurance is amazing us all.
Love,
Melinda

Carol Liptrot said...

Dear Jodi, I know your heart aches and my heart hears your heart. Loving prayers will again flood in in your behalf. The Lord is going to have to work over-time just to hear them all, which I know will benefit you greatly. Hang in there, I know this is just a temporary set back and then the road will be a wide open for a better recovery. I know you have heard this quote many times, but I thought is was appropriate for today. "I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa"
You have been a Mother Teresa because he has given you so much to handle. I'm glad you have so much support and don't have to handle it alone. We all love you so much. Lots of hugs and love.
Carol Liptrot

Pam said...

Thank God we can pray, Jodi. You are so dear to us now.

Anonymous said...

Grandpa and I were so very sorry to hear of the new developoments Jodi. You have never been out of our prayers or thoughts! We have been amazed at your great attitude and courage! You truly are awesome and an example to all! We love you and know that you will get through this and will be stronger for having done so! Grandpa says "you are an elect lady!" I think also think so!
Grandma