In September, an X-ray determined that Kitty’s left hip pain was due to arthritis. Consistent physical therapy and anti-inflammatory medication were prescribed. She saw significant improvement until early February. A new X-Ray showed the cartilage in her hip had diminished and the hip had become “bone on bone”. A hip replacement was scheduled for the end of March. She was in an extreme amount of pain during this time and basically confined to sitting or moving gently with a walker.
On Saturday, March 5th Kitty was unable to get out of the recliner and showed signs of a stroke. She was admitted to Greenville Memorial's neurology unit where a CT scan confirmed she'd had a stroke as well as complete blockage in one carotid artery, partial in the other. She was experiencing paralysis on her left side but unfortunately her hip pain continued. Additional CT scans were performed during the first few days due to medical issues that occurred. An MRI was finally done Monday at 10pm. The results of her scans show abnormalities on her brain, lungs and hip. The doctors have determined these abnormalities are cancerous, which originated from her lungs. She is currently undergoing radiation on her hip and brain and we are waiting on further testing to determine the next step. We are working with a great oncology team and have a lot of faith and trust in them.
Thank you all for your love and support for our sweet angel and our family. We feel very blessed to have such wonderful people in our lives. Our family asks that you continue to keep Kitty in your thoughts and prayers and respect her need for much needed rest and privacy at this time.