On Thursday, April 25 2019, Lisa, Stephanie and Jackie's mother, Lori was admitted to the hospital after she became very ill. Her family was hoping their mother was just having a reaction to medication she was on or possibly the flu but then she became septic.
Lori began spiking fevers and even with numerous strong antibiotics the infection still persisted. Her platelets and white blood cell count began to drop significantly. Thinking cancer or a blood disorder, Lori was originally scheduled for a bone marrow biopsy on Monday April 29, however since she was on blood thinners they had to reschedule the biopsy for Monday April 6th.
On Sunday April 5th, Lori was moved into ICU because of her white blood cell counts dropped extremely low (to 1.3) which normally they range between 4,000 to 11,000. Her platelet levels dropped to a mere 33, which should range between 150,000-450,000. She became lethargic, disoriented and started having memory lapses.
Lori received two transfusions and her levels began to go back up and now the family is waiting to hear if she will be stable enough to endure the bone marrow biopsy.
Lisa was able to come into town (she is a teacher in Texas) to be with her mother for several days last week but had to fly back home. Now, her 2 sisters are taking turns staying with their mother at the hospital.
It's been over 2 weeks since their mother, Lori was admitted and she is still fighting for her life with no answers yet. If you are able to, please please considered to this wonderful family in their greatest time of need.
Where will your donation go?
To help with the medical expenses.
To help with any treatments that may be needed.
To help with Lori's daughters taking time off/away from work to be with their mother. Lisa lives out of state (in Texas) and may need to take FMLA from her teaching position to come and be by her mother's side.
I will post updates as soon as I receive them from Lisa.
Thank you so much,
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