Hey guys. Courtney again. You probably all know by now that if I’m writing on Jamie’s blog, it’s not exactly good news. That’s definitely the truth this time around. Jamie has definitely been fighting the fight and on Friday…the fight got a bit harder for her. So let me back up and get you up to speed. On Wednesday of this week, Jamie went back to San Francisco for a follow up appointment. The doctors removed stitches and drains and conducted their general post op exam. Following the appointment, Jamie came home. She complained of stomach pain and I felt like hell thinking that something I’d made for her to eat that day had given her food poisoning. Looking back…I wish that was the case.
Jamie felt increasingly intense stomach pain, nausea, and back pain. She had a high temp and was miserable. After our initial thoughts of food poisoning, we thought she may have contracted the flu. But on Friday morning, Jamie’s temperature soared to 103 degrees. When the doctors were alerted about her temp, they insisted she come down on Friday for a cat scan and follow up exam. During the follow up they discovered areas of compartmentalized fluid build up in areas surrounding her glute, her spine and around her kidneys and bladder. While the original drains had been doing their job, her body was fighting infection and fluid build up in other areas of her body.
Jamie needed surgery again. This morning, a team of doctors were called back in to place three new drains around the kidney and surrounding organs. She’s recovering right now at the hospital. Her dad is with her and she’s resting. The doctors are watching her closely to ensure her drains are doing their jobs.
She’s tough. She’s been through hell. She’s amazing.
Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers. Send her an e-mail. Keep in touch. She may not be able to pick up the phone or read your emails right away, but the calls and messages will be there for her when she can – and I know she’ll appreciate she’s not alone in this battle.
I’ll continue to keep you posted. You continue to keep her in your prayers.
Thanks to everyone.