To Read Tami's Story from the Beginning

Just CLICK HERE. Her blog begins on March 12, 2009 with a post titled "Tami's Myelodysplasia Diagnosis." Then at the bottom of each post, click on the words "Newer Post" located just below the comments section on each page.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Back in the Hospital. Again. *sigh*

Last night Tami was readmitted to the hospital to treat a viral infection that had flared up. The doctor's are hoping to flush it out of her system by running continuous hydration through her Hickman Catheter for at least 24 to 48 continuous hours. They are also upping her pain medication to a higher dosage so that she's more comfortable. This is such a bummer but as I keep mentioning, complications are, unfortunately, a normal part of post transplant recovery.

Gina, Tami, Greg and Joe

She did however also have fun yesterday when 3 of her colleagues came by for a very short visit right before we left for the hospital. Can I just say that they, and the rest of the entire company, have been absolutely amazing. Their caring and generosity, the messages and their unwavering support have left us quite speechless. We feel that Tami is absolutely blessed to be surrounded by co-workers who care so much about her and only wish every person facing a health crisis like Tami could be so fortunate.

And I have to say the doctors and nurses I met this week have been phenomenal when it comes to their kindness and concern for Tami's well being and helping her to understand what they are doing to help her. It was a nice surprise since I mostly hear horror stories (both in the news and from friends) about insensitive doctors who need to work on their people skills. That has not been the case at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance or at The Hutch. I just wanted to tell them publicly that their attentiveness and sensitivity is both noticed and sincerely appreciated.

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