Zena Martin

First post: Dec 10, 2021 Latest post: Dec 13, 2022
Zena has been asleep since mid-October. Really.  At first, we thought she had mononucleosis or perhaps a thyroid issue. She was diagnosed with vitamin D toxicity, but now that has passed while her symptoms continue. Her symptoms include extreme fatigue, dizziness, nausea, difficulty concentrating, plus hair loss (which could be stress-related). She sleeps at least 20 hours per day, and whenever she has a "good day" (i.e., she is up for four or five consecutive hours), she relapses the next day because she feels terrible. We are trying to make appointments with specialists to figure out the cause of these symptoms now that they can no longer be explained by the vitamin D toxicity diagnosis. Please keep Zena in your thoughts and send her little text messages to cheer her up. It's very sad to miss your senior year and never see your friends. (Truancy laws in Minnesota dictate that anyone who misses 15 or more consecutive days of school has to be un-enrolled, so she is no longer an Eastview student, in her senior year. How sad is that?!)

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