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|07-29-2008, 05:17 AM||#1|
Donating YT 500 Club Member
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Seymour, Indiana
Please Remember My Sister
I wanted to request that you each keep my Sister "Bobbie" in your Thoughts as she has a long road ahead of her.
She is 42 yrs. old and we're 13 Months apart...She has Kyphosis and she having trouble with her back...To the point I could hear it in her voice...She had a MRI done last week due to her hip hurting her and not being able to go to the bathroom good...Now the pain has moved into the middle of her back and her hip is still bad, she is limping when she walks.
Our DR. called her on 7/21/08 and told her they found something hanging off her spine she had to have another MRI done with the dye on 7/23/08, so they could view it better.
She said that is what was causing her not to be able to potty right....She just goes a little and now her hands and feet are all swelled, they have her on Predisone (Spelling there) but it's not helping her any...
She is also borderline diabetic and on pills for it (1 twice a day). I thoughts she looked swelled last Wed when she came by after her 1st MRI...But I never said anything to her, as she has put on weight in the past 2 years and I didn't want her to feel bad. They also gave her some pain pills but she will not take them...
She's one of these that thinks she has to do it all...I told her to let her hubby and almost 13 yr old daughter wait on her hand and foot she said they won't...I said come here I'll do it for you, you can bring your Yorkies to my house too. We live about 1/2 hour away from each other. Her Hubby works right up the road from my house.
Bobbie got her results back from her 2nd MRI yesterday and it says she has either a Tumor or Cyst, it is 8 to 10 millimeters and it is located on her Spine at the T12-L1 (it is hanging off her spine, or at least that's what our Family Dr. said from her 1st MRI). They are sendting her to a Neurosurgeon as soon as possible...Here in my City I live in (She lives in the country)
She said they now have her on Water Pills but it's not helping her swelling any at all, she told me yesterday they have to do something with her not being able to pee or poo right as it is being retained in her body and causing her to swell badly. She also is loosing feeling in her legs she ask me to look that up also, and her pain is so bad at night she can't sleep and she is getting up and down all night feeling like she has to potty but only goes a little. And her bladder feels full all the time.
She is coming to my house today or tomorrow to read what I've found on the internet about Cysts and Tumors of the spine...She doesn't have internet at her house. She wants to get a general idea of what to expect.
Her Hubby and 12 yr old daughter act as tho it is nothing...I told her to tell them to put the shoes on the other feet and walk in her shows then see how they feel. I told her she can come stay with me if she needs to. It's sad that they treat her this way. My niece is her only child so she is spoiled, but Bobbie trys to make her mind. She just gives into her all the time.
Our Parents are older. Mom is 70 now and Dad is 78, and they live right up the road from my parents...Bobbie is my Moms baby, she always has been so I know this is hard for my Mother...Mom is in denial of it being what it is with Bobbies Test Results...She says there's nothing there. Mom is not one to deal with things such as this easy....When Dad was in the Hospital with his Open Heart Surgery Mom couldn't be there much, she just can't do it so for 6 weeks it was me and Bobbie there with him.
Please pray for her as we are very close to each other and she is very dear to me...And please pray for my Parents as this is hard on them also and ask God to help my Mother with more understanding of my Sisters Condition. Hugs, Lee
|07-29-2008, 06:34 AM||#3|
YT 500 Club Member
Join Date: Mar 2008
You bet I'll pray for your whole family ...! Your sister must be proud to have a sister like you in her life....Afterall, it's all about family..... Wish everyone thought that !
~ and the girls ~ Harlee and Izzie ~ and our boy ~ Cole
|07-29-2008, 07:11 AM||#4|
Donating YT 10K Club Member
Join Date: Jul 2004
I am so very sorry for your sister, Bobbi. I cannot imagine the pain she must be in. I will keep your entire family in my thoughts and prayers. I hope that the doctors can remove the tumor and give her comfort. I didn't know what Kyphosis was so I did a google. Oh man, it looks so very painful. And to have the other problems as well.
Please let Bobbi know that I am sending her and for a speedy recovery.
|07-29-2008, 07:21 AM||#5|
I Love My Babies
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Nampa, Idaho
Blog Entries: 1
Hi. Prayers are coming to You and Your Family from Idaho. I am praying for a good diagnosis, help with the pain, to guide the surgeon during surgery, for you Sister Bobbie's Husband and Daughter to wake up and realize what is going on with her, and for to help your parents being able to deal with this and help her through it. She is lucky to have such a wonderful, understanding sister. Hugs and Prayers to you too.
"Bobbi, Proud Mom To: Sandy & Leo
Yorkies & Grandkids - Make My Heart Smile
|07-29-2008, 07:38 AM||#6|
Donating YT Addict
Join Date: Feb 2007
I am sending a prayer for your sister. I hope that whatever is wrong can be easily fixed and that she will be feeling better soon.
Jeanne: Mom to Betty & Juju Bean
|07-30-2008, 02:46 PM||#7|
Blessed by Otis & Ollie
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Plainfield, Indiana
Prayers for your sister and your family.
~Paula~ proud mommy of
~Otis (yorkie) & Oliver (shih-poo)
|07-30-2008, 03:16 PM||#8|
Donating YT 5000 Club Member
Join Date: Mar 2007
Awww honey, prayers for your sister and your whole family.
Decide To Make It A Good Day
|07-30-2008, 05:51 PM||#10|
Luv my Angel, too!
Join Date: Apr 2006
Lee, I am just now seeing this thread. I will be praying for your sister and your whole family. It is so hard when there is so much unknown. Sending hugs to you, too!!!
Sissy & Angel
|07-30-2008, 10:48 PM||#12|
YT 3000 Club Member
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: HOT, HOT, HOT AZ
I am so sorry to hear about your sister. Prayers are coming your way!!
|07-31-2008, 07:12 AM||#13|
No Longer a Member
Join Date: Jul 2007
What a beautifully written prayer request.
I wil surely keep your family in my prayers and especially your sister Bobbi.
I can feel the pain and fear in your words and I also pray that God wraps you all in his loving arms and provides you peace to replace the fear.
from all of us here................
|07-31-2008, 08:40 PM||#14|
Donating YT 500 Club Member
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Seymour, Indiana
Ladies thank you all so very very much, you all fill my heart with so much love! I wouldn't know what to do without my YT Family...You all are the best!
My Sister got a call from the Neurosurgeon and they have to look over her charts and test result before they even agree to see her, let alone treat her... This was heart breaking for me as this is growing inside as we speak and she was in really bad pain today.
She told me today to look up Neurogist in my town as she doesn't want to have to go far from us...So I did and we found a few that comes to our hospital. Please pray that the Neurosurgeon our DR. contacted will hurry up and take her in or call her and let her know if he won't so we can hopefully find someone, somewhere to help her...I know she can't keep living with all the toxins from her kidneys and bowels not getting out of her body right...
Pray for her tomorrow as she is having her 5 front teeth pulled to get falsie (As I call then lol) and she has a gold post behind one of them, pray they will all come out easy for her and she won't be in much pain, her false teeth will be her packing and she has to go back in Sat to make sure everything is okay...Also pray she doesn't have much bleeding she does tend to bleed so very much when she gets teeth pulled she has to use tea bags at home...I don't know if it is because of her sugar or not...
I talked to my Mom today and I told her Bobbie was in pain she said she never said nothing to me about it, I told Mom that I could hear it in her voice like I do when Dad has a hard time breathing...She never said a word about Bobbie and what the DRs found, I never did either...I didn't want her to get all upset over it. Please keep praying for my parents too, as they are older and not in good health either, Moms health is a lot better then Dads, he is getting worse with his age. Thanks to all of you, I'll keep you updated. Hugs and Love to all of you, Lee
|07-31-2008, 08:53 PM||#15|
YT 2000 Club Member
Join Date: Jan 2008
Blog Entries: 4
I'm so sorry to hear your sister is going through this. I'll surely keep her and your family in my thoughts ad prayers. I hope this is something that can easily be fixed and she can be pain free and get back to a normal life. She's very lucky to have you as a sister and that you care about her so much.