Rowann Larson

First post: Oct 13, 2018 Latest post: Jun 30, 2021
Journal entry by Rachelle Hinkley — 37 minutes ago

Hi everyone, we just wanted to update you on our mom we know many of you have received a call, text or heard a little about what has been going on the last few days.  

Mom has been more tired and losing some weight the last few months.  She had some blood work the last few weeks and had a follow up appointment soon.   Last Saturday (10/6) she was in some pain, Rhea decided she needed to be seen.  We brought her to the ER at Altru in Grand Forks and she was admitted tonfigure some things out.  

Moms spleen is enlarged to the size of a watermelon and she has some enlarged lymph nodes.   This is leading to a diagnoses of Lymphoma.   

She has since undergone many tests including biopsy of a lymph node from her groin, a bone marrow biopsy, and many others.   They already knew she was going to remain hospitalized due to her bleeding risk with her spleen being so large.  

We found out that this is B Cell Lymphoma but still waiting for the final type from the Pathology report from Mayo Clinic.   Mom started Chemotherapy yesterday (Thursday) but it was stopped shortly after starting due to a reaction.  Rachelle was there with her, so we are thankful one of us was with her during that time.  Another trial of Chemo was supposed to be today, but the doctors decided to run a few more tests this morning and are waiting again and deciding next steps.   

Mom has had a lot of visitors since she was admitted on Saturday and between visitors, tests and taking all of this in, she is tired but just keeps going!  Mom is in really good spirits and giving the doctors and nurses lots of laughs!  Of course we are all worried about dad.  He is coordinating his time between mom, ball games and keeping up with things around the farm.  

Please continue to keep our mom in your prayers for healing and our  dad in your prayers as he deals with having our mom in the hospital and treatments.  We know we have a strong faith, and a wonderful community that have and will continue to wrap their arms around our parents!   

Rhea, Ranita, Rachelle 


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