Britney Kleikamp's Journal
Written Sep 10, 2013 1:12am by Becky KleikampBritney started with a cough lastnight.... Called Green Bay Oncology they were concerned it may be a blood clot and said take her to the ER. We arrived at about 9 pm and are still here at 1:10 am.... Catscan looked good however Dr. decided to give her IV antibiotics because her immune system was compramised. Sodium is still low. Will meet with Green Bay Oncology in the am.
Written Sep 9, 2013 8:55am by Becky KleikampWe met with the Drs. on Saturday morning. Britney had 8 seizures overnight. Therefore they increased her seizure meds to 2000 mg. 2xs a day. Her sugar goes up and down and her sodium and potassium are still low. Her heart rate has been up and down. They told us they could keep her indefinitely, however, we chose to take her home. Brit really wanted to be in her own bed. She gets up every hour to potty (sometimes up to 4x an hr). She still sleeps all day and night otherwise. The Drs. believe part of the reason the levels are going up/down is because the tumor is now affecting her pituitary gland. We meet with Dr. Bayer (Green Bay Oncology) on Wednesday and will have more bloodwork done at that time. We also go back to Milwaukee on Tuesday of next week.
Written Sep 6, 2013 8:34pm by Becky KleikampWell, it is Friday night and we are still residents at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee...... The Drs. still have Britney on the EEG machine checking for seizure activity. They have confirmed that the spells "confusion" are indeed more seizures. They are increasing Brits seizure meds up to 1500 mg 2xs a day now. Her sugar goes up and down, and her potassium and sodium are low. She still sleeps continually other than potty/food. She has blood drawn ever 4 hrs. to follow her levels, finger pricks before and after each meal to follow her sugar and an injection (shot) in her belly every 8 hrs for blood clots. We will meet with the team of Drs. in the am to see if we can take Britney home.