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Update on Melissa Buhmeyer (Lizzardlee)
Janice_78 posted:
Since surgery Thurs night, Melissa spent Friday and Sat .recovering from anesthesia. Overall, she only sleeps small amounts at a time with medical staff, etc coming and going and being so uncomfortable in a bed for sooo long. Sunday she started a new cancer treatment and even started walking a couple times down the hall of the oncology wing. With epidural in her back, NG tube, and numerous IV lines in her pick (PPN, narcotics and liquids, sometimes antibiotic, antinausea are added).
As you can imagine it's quite a load on an IV pole going down the hall. She's also been sitting a bit in a chair. Today the Dr allowed her to try a few clear liquids while turning the NG tube vacuum off to test her intestinal track. One of the reasons Melissa was admitted was due to intestinal blockage backing up fluids into her stomach, esophagus, and mouth. The very small portions and short durations went off well. IV nutrition (PPN) has been a huge blessing giving her double to triple the calories she's been getting the last few months although she lost a couple pounds the last two days. It's small steps that should get bigger each day. In home, NG tube and PPN are one of many options that are being considered at this point, but there are many other treatment options being considered at this point, pretty much a daily basis.
Friends and family have been spending 24 hours a day in the hospital with Melissa so we are getting to know the Memorial Central building and oncology staff pretty well. Also we've had great support from friends and family with visits and doing wonderful selfless things to lift us up.
Please keep the prayers coming!
Haylen_WebMD_Staff responded:
Thank you so much for the update! Sounds like Melissa has AMAZING support - so important!

rachael67 responded:
Janice, thanks for the update. I am glad to know she has such great support, but wish she didn't need it!

Please extend our thoughts and prayers to her family and friends...I will light another candle to remind the angels!

Melissa, hold tight to your Warrior Stone...We are holding tight to you!!

Blessings and miracles!
Just when the caterpillar thought her world was over, she became a butterfly! Don't give up five minutes before the miracle!!
jaydbraz replied to rachael67's response:
Melissa has been a strong warrior on this trip. A very special lady whom we all love and want only the best. Thanks Janice for keeping us updated. Blessings to you sweet lady.
0910faith replied to jaydbraz's response:
Our prayers and suppor for Janice are many
Hugs to her. Please tell her to keep the fight
up. She is indeed a great warrior.
We are you and you are we (all together)

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