30 Nov 2017 On Sunday, Nov 26 Jeanette had a seizure while shopping in the Navy Exchange. EMT thought it was a stroke and rushed her to Harrison Hospital in Bremerton, WA. A CT scan of her head revealed a mass in the brain and an X-ray showed a spot on the right lung. Further testing confirmed a tumor in the right side of the brain and in the right lung. A needle biopsy of the lung tumor was performed on Wed and she was discharged that evening. We won't know the results until next week. So many friends and family have expressed concern and hope and prayers and of course won't to know how she is doing. I heard about Caring Bridge from Kathy Lockwood and thought this would be a great way to keep everyone up-to-date.
Jeanette never lost consciousness and was not in pain. She had some paralysis on the left side, mostly the left leg which has since resolved itself. She was glad to get home to her kitty, Buster, and the jigsaw puzzle on the kitchen table. She is in good spirits and we are trying to have a "normal" weekend but the gravity of the situation is lurking between tic and tock and we will confront it when the time comes.
We are redirecting our lives to get ready for the anticipated battle ahead. Scheduled is cleared and kitty sitters lined up. We were fortunate to get a referral to the Pacific Cancer Care Alliance in Seattle. She has a consultation scheduled for Monday afternoon at University of Washington Medical Center, an appointment with her primary care doctor on Wednesday and Oncology in Seattle Thursday afternoon. I'll keep you posted.