As most of you know,
my daughter Courtney has been sick and in the hospital for the past week.
All of last week she was complaining of a backache and we had no idea what it could be,
and she eventually ended up in the emergency room one night because the pain was pretty bad.
A CT scan showed a 5cm mass on one of her lungs and they admitted her
because they had no idea what it was.
We were all pretty scared,
and as her mama I was pretty upset because I had no way to be there with her.
At first, it wasn't responding to antibiotics and it looked like my girl was going septic.
They had trouble keeping her blood pressure up and her temperature down.
She sent me the above picture the other night when her fever was raging and her
blood pressure was something like 98/45.
They've ruled out TB and have pretty much settled on Valley Fever,
which it looks like she picked up while living here in Arizona.
Yesterday they did a very painful biopsy and are waiting for the results of that to come back.
At that point they'll decide if they need to send her home with a picc line for long-term antibiotics
or if a different course of action will be necessary.
One of the problems is that my girl is young and trying her best to make it on her own.
She's not only bored in this hospital room,
but she's terrified of losing her job.
It may seem like a "small" job to the rest of us,
but to her, it's her whole world and her only means of support.
She's frustrated and constantly battling the urge to sign out against medical advice
simply because she knows there's not going to be a paycheck coming.
SO PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE.... do me a favor!
PLEASE help me show her that there is good in this world
and that although none of us have a lot,
we all have a little,
we can each take a little and patch it together and make a quilt of compassion
for this girl who is struggling with a choice to get healthy or to work.
The little bit that we can give her can help her get groceries or pay her car payment.
Will you please donate to Courtney while she is sick?
It will encourage her so much?
A little will go a long way.
Thank you so much!
lurve you, xoxo v.