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Update on Melissa Buhmeyer (Lizzardlee)
Janice_78 posted:
I received this email from Melissa's husband this morning: Been a few days of many ups and downs. Melissa stopped continuous fentanyl yesterday to try and rid herself of the epidural in her T spine. After 1.5 hours of being off the drug, back pain started to surface. She was given a few things to ease the pain but none worked and about 5 hours later the fentanyl pump had to be turned on again. It took awhile being behind on pain meds but finally the extreme pain subsided (all the while sweats, chills and fever persisted). She tried again tonight with some other possible substitutes but bone pain again persisted. There was the hope to get off the narcotics since they slow intestines, but now she is looking at an internal pain device attached to her spine to control pain. She has also been doing periodic NG tube vacuum off and on cycles with 1.5 hours between. She did 3 hours off tonight which is great. Today was going well until her pick line started leaking. This led to a very stressful afternoon since she was off all fluids and nutrition for 5 hrs until two new IV lines could be inserted and the old pick line could be removed. Very upseting since they were going to start taxotere this afternoon but could not due to the leaking pick. Now they are supposed to install a jugular port sometime in the near future and some sort of creative pain support device. Both surgeons are supposed to stop by in the morning and well try to work getting both done during one surgery so Melissa doesn't have to have two. To top off a bad day we learned the lab lost 7L of fluid that was removed via paracentesis last week so it could not be used in the diagnosis and treatment decision. Very troubling. Melissa should also start Zometa soon.

Please keep the prayers coming for Melissa!
rachael67 responded:
I just saw your post on Facebook, Janice. (Thanks so much for keeping us all up to date!)

I am off now to light a candle for her! Wish I could do more!!

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!!

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