Here is a quick recap of the past week for those who may not be up to speed.
Last week Liana was complaining of pain in her lower back. As the week went on the pain became progressively worse and on Saturday, (10/3), Mike took her to the ER at Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup, Washington.
After her examination in the ER they suspected Liana was suffering from sepsis and immediately moved her to the ICU unit where her symptoms continued to get worse.
They ordered an MRI and the doctor diagnosed her as having an infection in her brain and spine as well as a small bleed on her brain. He recommended that she should be transferred to a larger hospital in Tacoma. She arrived at the Tacoma hospital late Sunday night and they ordered a spinal tap and another MRI.
The radiologist who performed the spinal tap told Michael that normal spinal fluid was clear, and that Liana’s was murky gray with chunks in it. From these initial results the infectious disease doctor diagnosed her as having meningitis and that the spot they saw on her brain from the MRI scan was pus and not a brain bleed. He said that they will know more in the next few days and that she will be on antibiotics for a while.
In an effort to relieve Mike of some stress, we have created this site to keep people in the loop of the daily changes. If you have been communicating directly with Mike, please know that he appreciates each call and text, but he may not be able to reply as often as he would like. He asked me to begin sending out updates to make this a little more efficient. I'll post updates as often as I receive them.
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