Thursday, September 11, 2008
The Good, the Bad and the Awsome!
Yes, it is Courtney (for those of you who don't know me I am Jamie's husband) again.I am tired of writing you with bad news all the time so I though I would sprinkle in some good stuff too. I think I will start off with some good news. The Doctors think Jamie might be coming home this weekend. If she gets to come home it will be great, the dogs miss her alot, and I am going nuts without her around. Now with a little bit of the bad. The Doc's are guessing Jamie has a bone infection, and this would explain all the problems she has been experiencing over the past few weeks. Today they (the nursing staff) installed a pic line into her arm. For those of us who don't speak hospital, this is a semi-permenant line to administer IV fluids over an extended period of time. Bone infections are very serious and require large amounts of antibiotics ( at least 1 month). The medical staff installed this pic line so we (her father and I ) can give her her meds every day.Because of all the Infections Jamie has been dealing with or the past 2 months or so she has not been able to start her chemotherapy. This scares me a little,but if she is not healed the chemo could possibly kill her, so give her the antibiotics baby! So on to the AWSOME. Over the past month or so people have really rallied behind Jamie and done some amazing things. Maverick coffee has made a special blend to benefit J-dog. A few X-terra athletes (some pro) are arangeing a silent auction at the national championship race in Tahoe, and the "trichics" have organized a informal 5k in Santa Rosa and Sacramento on Nov 2nd called run for Jamie (you can check more out on active.com). It's things like this that lets us know how wonderful a world we live in, where fellow athletes can band together and help out one of there fallen sisters and raise her up on their shoulders and carry her to the finish line. We are honored to know each and everyone of you and have you in our lives.
thank you from the bottom of our hearts
Posted by Jamie Whitmore at 10:51 PM