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Feb 20, 2017 Latest post:
Apr 13, 2017
Welcome to my 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.
Morning of January 18, 2017 my journey began. I woke up and could not really get moving. Just tired. No energy. I had been feeling low energy for about 3 months but like all strong women, we just plow through it. Little did I know would it lead me to where I am today.
I checked into St.Rose Hospital in Las Vegas in severe respiratory distress. Upon arrival my blood pressure was 208/144 and was immediately treated for congestive heart failure. Time was critical to drop my blood pressure. The caring staff were doing everything possible to help me breathe. I tried my best to stay calm. Panic attacks would only make things worse.
Overtime, my physician care team of was assembled and we were ready to figure out why my body was filling with so much fluid around my heart and lungs. Test after test, scans, x-rays, biopsys of heart, lung and kidneys, heart catheterization, lung bronchoscopy still we could not locate the "Why" it was happening.
We treated symptoms but still have no official. diagnosis of the "WHY" I was transferred to Keck Hospital of USC in CA on February 23, 2017 where there are different physician specialists, newer technology and more research assistance to figure this all out.
I am in good spirits and overall learn in the art of patience. I feed off your love and energy. Follow my journey with me. Keep me on track.
My mantra right now "This is my today, it is not my tomorrow"