Friday, June 5, 2009

More of the Same

Well… Jodi is back on the lumbar drain. The plan is to drain off more fluid (currently 15cc/hr) and hope the leak fixes itself. The spinal headaches are intense right now if she elevates her head even a little bit so she isn’t getting out of bed at all at this point. If the leak isn’t resolved within a few days then sometime next week a doctor will go in through the nose and seal/plug the eustation tube.

Tolan

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jodi, I am sorry things are so hard right now, but you can do hard things. Only 5 minutes more, and of this will be behind you. When I read comments left on your blog I can't help but see how many people truely love you.

Anonymous said...

Jodi, through all this frustration and tears, we need to focus on the HUGE blessing; the tumor wasn't malignant! This was my biggest fear before the surgery. These are all just "bumps" in the road. You can and will make it through these tough days. As soon as this leak is fixed and the healing continues, you will be as good as new. I can't wait until this day. Love, Annette

cathy said...

Jodi, I'm sorry to hear about your current struggles. I know you are so frustrated. I want you to know that I think about you and pray for you every day! I hope you can feel my love and concern for you. Cathy

Carol Liptrot said...

Dear Jodi, I know the prayers won't slow down. I know the Lord does hear and will continue to hear our prayers. Hang in there girl. When the going gets tougher, the prayers get stronger. We need to give it all we have, and we will. Love you Jodi,
Love Carol Liptrot

Anonymous said...

Jodi, I've been reading your blog constantly to keep updated on how you're doing. I'm SO very sorry at all of this pain, frustration, and hard times that you're going through! You have always been such a special person in my eyes, and I absolutely love you! I hope and pray for you constantly and wish the best for you! I hope that you will get better and be at home with your family again soon!
Just a little inspirational quote for you; somebody once told me: "Pray as if everything depends on the Lord and live as if everything depends on you." and "The power within you is greater than the obstacles in front of you."
I know that both of these are true! My prayers are with you! Love ya. Jackie Dillard

Els Manning said...

I can not even imagine how frustrating and difficult it must be for you to not be at home. I am such a home body...my heart aches for you. But hang in there...it will get better. You'll remain in our prayers, and thoughts. Love you all! Els, and fam.

Pam said...

Unless a person has actually experienced continuous chronic pain the way you have, it cannot be understood or fathomed. My heart goers out to you and my prayers continue.

Anonymous said...

A few years ago I was invited by our Stake to be an investigator at their anual Priesthood in Action Camp. It is a camp designed to teach the 16 and older Young Men how to be missionaries. Before I went I pondered and prayed about how I could help these young men I even tried to think of questions I might ask. I arrived at the camp in the early evening. We ate dinner and were assigned to meet with two young men trained and ready to teach. I was assigned to 2 I did not know. We sat down in a field, surrounded by beautiful cliffs and mountians and they proceeded to teach me the Plan of Salvation. I was having a hard time concentrating. My mind wandered and I was thinking of the things in my life that were causing me stress, things I was worried about. All of a sudden I thought, wait, this is Satan trying to keep me from hearing this important message, this must be like what he does to some who listen to missionaries throughout the world, just interfere long enough that they do not feel the Lords important measage, so I worked real hard at paying attention and hearing those two young men. I have taught the Plan of Salvation a hundred times and those 2 young men taught the most beautiful lesson I had ever heard. I cried through it I was so touched by the spirit. At the end of the lesson we knelt in that field for prayer. One of the young men gave it, and in the prayer he went through every one of the thoughts that I had had at the begining of the lesson. This 16 year old that I had not told about my inner turmoil listed everyone of them outloud and asked for Heavenly Fathers strength and peace to be with me. I had never felt the spirit so strong and it bore testimony to me that our Heavenly Father not only loves us, but knows us, truely and completely! He knows the desire of our hearts. He knows the pain that we battle with. We knows our name. He knows us and loves us beyond our earthly comprehension. There is no other love or compassion as great as His. He is with you. He will guide you and all those who love you. He will guide the hands and minds of your Dr.'s. Turn all things over to Him.
Sheree