Feb 28, 2017 Latest post:
Aug 13, 2017
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. Ella has been dealing with diabetes and congestive heart failure for several years. On October 25 2016 at a routine congestive heart failure clinic visit she was admitted to the hospital because of fluid retention. She was there for 10 days. At the time of her discharge it seemed as if she would not be able to care for herself properly so she went to Willis and Cyndi's. She stayed for approximately 2 months with 4 days of that being at Joe and Rutheda Lehman's and 1 week at Dad and Mom Troyer. On January 7 she had a sugar low and she was transported by squad to Wooster Hospital where she was for 8 days. During this stay it was recommended that she seek the opinion of a kidney specialist. On January 15 she was taken to Brennfield Nursing Center in Orrville. Because of fluid retention and swelling in her legs she developed blisters which turned into open sores. At a doctors visit in Mansfield to care for these open sores it was recommended for her to go to ER and consequently was admitted to the Mansfield hospital on January 31. Which ended up being another 10 day stay. She returned to Brennfield but has continued to retain fluid. It continues to be a challenge for the doctors to regulate her meds for her fluid retention and still not give so much that it damages her kidneys. Her kidney function is declining. About Myron- We have known for a number of years that Myron had a mass on his spine. On December 21 he had a surgical biopsy at University Hospitals in Cleveland. Biopsy results showed the tumor was benign. The Doctors at this time recommended that as much of the mass as possible be removed because as the tumor would continue to grow Myron would probably become wheelchair bound. On December 24 he was taken to Crystal Care Nursing Center in Ashland for rehab. He was there until his surgery to remove more of the mass on January 24. This surgery was considered successful although they couldn't remove everything. His stay was 17 days. He returned to Crystal Care for continued therapy. On February 19 he was taken to Ashland Samaritan Hospital because of vomiting and a temp. It was diagnosed as UTI which had turned Septic. They transferred him back to Cleveland where he was in ICU for til Monday evening. His septic is responding well to antibiotics. He is currently in Lakeside 20 unit of University Hospitals Cleveland.