A CAT scan at about 9:30pm this evening revealed that Jodi has pneumocephalus (air on the brain). Apparently it’s very serious, and a likely contributor to the severe head and neck pain Jodi has been experiencing. She has been unable to move her head at all so she hasn't eaten for a couple of days. She has been throwing up from all her medications, which has just mad things worse. They’ve moved her back to the Neuro ICU for closer monitoring and she is receiving 100% oxygen through a face mask, which is supposed to hasten the air pocket absorption... as it was explained to us. Jodi’s mom had planned to stay the night with Jodi but since she is moving to the ICU they may not let her stay. We hope this will help her get better because she is not in a good place now. This is the worst I have seen her yet.
Jodi’s dad Von is catching a redeye flight tonight and will be back in town in the morning (he just left us Friday so he wasn’t in Hawaii long). We will post more about Jodi’s condition as soon as we learn more.
A special thanks to all the folks at the Polynesian Cultural Center! A care package arrived from Hawaii full of goodies and also containing a touching DVD. Jodi hasn’t felt well enough to eat any of the treats yet but I must confess that I opened the mango slices with the intention of only eating one or two and ended up polishing off the whole thing! Jodi got feeling good enough for a little while this evening to watch the DVD and was extremely touched. She shed lots of tears but they were tears of gratitude.
Thanks and mahalo!