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matti

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New update on Gennysmom
« on: July 19, 2006, 08:19:58 pm »
Kathleen/Gennysmom was admitted back to the hospital for a CSF leak today. She had her surgery 2 weeks ago. She noticed fluid draining down the back of her throat as well as from her nose.  She has a lumbar drain in place. She is hanging in there. I talked with her yesterday and the dizziness was getting a little better each day.

Please send all of your positive thoughts and prayers so that she can get back home and continue her recovery.

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Re: New update on Gennysmom
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2006, 09:43:46 pm »
Hi all:

Thanks Cheryl! You rawk, as usual!

I did speak to her a few times tonight... even with ellenvig (who I got to meet tonight) and rockerdudeCrazyKat/Paul... she sounds tired, a bit frustrated (to be expected) but hanging in there... the did drain (at that point) approx 20cc of fluid and was changing the CSF bag when I was last on with her. Sounds like she'll be in the hospital for a few days (she's hoping to get out by this weekend as she needs to be home with her pals....).  Sounds like our Kathleen!

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Re: New update on Gennysmom
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2006, 04:41:05 pm »
I just talked to kathleen and our BEST COAST GIRL is doing as well as can be expected.  I think she's dissapointed that they plan on keeping her till Saturday or Sunday.  So positive thoughts, hugs and chocolate cake is needed. Boy she stayed on top of her symptoms, made the call and had the doctors staying right on top of things,.  Boy, I'm proud of our best coast gal. She researched, educated herself and made all the right calls.

Anyway we all "gots" to help to get this girl back home to her Gennygirl.  So send those good thoughts and prayers her way!!! 

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Re: New update on Gennysmom
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2006, 06:06:32 pm »
Thanks for the update Raydean :-* 

Keeping my fingers crossed that the leak heals on it's own. We need to get her back home quickly

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Cheryl
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Re: New update on Gennysmom
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2006, 07:21:28 pm »
Thanks, Cheryl and Raydean-
I want to call her in hospital, but don't know if that would be too much for her.
Hoping she gets through without another trip into surgery.
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Re: New update on Gennysmom
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2006, 08:08:37 pm »
We have a public rally for gennysmom down under. The whole of Sydney is wishing ya the best.

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Re: New update on Gennysmom
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2006, 12:08:18 am »
So sorry to hear of Gennysmom's new problem.  That's discouraging, but this too shall pass and be a distant memory soon, I'm sure.  Hang in there, kiddo....We, of the cheer squad, are doing our best to get you through this.   

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Re: New update on Gennysmom
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2006, 05:23:05 am »
The "bad" coast girl is amazing! So self educated, so strong in mind and spirit.  The fantastic coast is cheering her on (except for the fact I no long fit in my cheerleading outfit... sorry Laz!)

FEEL BETTER KATHLEEN!!!!
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Re: New update on Gennysmom
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2006, 07:00:35 am »
GO TEAM GO,
LET'S PLUG THAT LEAK!
WE WANT OUR GENNYSMOM
HOME THIS WEEK!!!!!


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Re: New update on Gennysmom
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2006, 11:37:45 am »
Just spoke to Kathleen.  She didn't sound so good... issues going on (ie: vomiting and such). She will remain in the hospital over the weekend and the drain is continuing at a consistent level to help with the pressure. Keeping our fingers crossed that it does the trick so they don't have to re-open her.  I tried to cheer her up about my "inflatable toy" in my McD's Pirates happy meal... a small giggle I got from her.  I gave her all of our thoughts, wishes, huggles and any other goodness I could send her way.

Will check in with her again tomorrow.....

Kathleen.... not only are you so missed out here.... but know that my love and respect for you, your courage and mostly, your inner strength grew even more 10-fold than it already was  .... and that was a LOT!!!!!!!!!!  Hang in there hun.

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Re: New New 7-21 update on Gennysmom
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2006, 08:50:56 pm »
Ok Decatron or not Phyl you got to hop into your cheerleader outfit.  Our BEST COAST Girl needs some major cheering on (and some chocolate cake) I spoke to her friend at the hospital and the drain for the CSF leak came loose enough that it wasn't draining.  kathleen had fluid comming out the nose again.  So she's back to square one.  They're reinsering the drain thing as I type this.  This setback means she'll be hospitalized till midweek now.  Not the best of news, but on the otherhand knowing Kathleen she'll come thru this and have some stories to share with us.

But prayers, positive thoughts, huggles, beanie farts are all welcomed, Whatever it takes to get our best coast girl back home!!!!  Gennygirl is missing her Mommy!

Hugs to all
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Re: New update on Gennysmom
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2006, 11:25:59 am »
Well, Guess the pirate sox go back on the feet for a while!--kinda like them pink ribbons and red ribbons folks wear. We all know Kathleen is gonna get through this and come out feisty as ever!!
Thinking of Gennysmom all day again,
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Re: New update on Gennysmom
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2006, 11:13:36 pm »
any update today? I wasn't able to phone today for update.... gawd, this is just unreal and sending more blessing and Beanie farts than she can sputter out!

I miss Kathleen... I need her well. :(

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Re: New update on Gennysmom
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2006, 11:35:40 pm »
I was hesitant to call today because I know yesterday was a tough one for her. Not sure what to do, but am sending her e-mails through the hospital's website.

I miss her too and feeling really sad

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Re: New update on Gennysmom
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2006, 04:43:02 am »
I called yesterday Saturday and talked to her friend yesterday was a difficult day all around.  But the drain  thing is working.  kathleen had extremely nausea.  I usually just talk to Carol and for a short time. I don't want to be a bother.  So more good thoughts and prayers are needed.  She'll be home soon, this is just a speed bump,  Gotta believe!

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