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Sep 18, 2017
Welcome to our 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. On Aug 19th we started this long journey. Mom was having some mental confusion and dad took her to the ER in Memphis, they looked her over and said she had inner ear infection and put her on antibiotics and told dad that sometimes with inner ear infection you get confused and sent her home. On Sunday she was worse and we took her too Kirksville to the ER and they did lab work, the ER doctor informed us that her sodium level was 109, for those of you who don't know your sodium should be around 135-145. So he informed us that it was critically low and he was admitting her to the ICU. So off we went to the ICU where they gave her IV fluids and over the next couple days it went up and she was back to herself. On the 22nd I stopped by after work and she informed me she was going home the next day and they told her she was doing good and they did not see that she would have any problems keeping things where they needed to be as long as she maintained her fluid intake. So the next morning dad went to go to the hospital to wait for her to be released, when he got there she was unresponsive, and they had no answer as to why this happened. So after talking to the Dr they moved her back to ICU. On Thursday she was awake but not alert. She was having delusions and they were bad and we had no answers. So after lots of talking we got them to transfer her to Columbia. In Columbia they took her off all medications to empty out her system so they could start over and see if they couldn't get her better. After a few days there they did a biopsy of a mass that they found and the waiting game began. After what seemed like forever we got answers. She was diagnosed with small cell carcinoma. She has began chemo and will soon begin radiation. She is doing well and handling chemo good so far. All the prayers and well wishes are greatly appreciated. Thank you everyone