Friday, December 5, 2008

Friday, December 5 - more tests

This past Wednesday, Mom had an ultrasound of her carotid arteries (in her neck) and also an MRA, which is an MRI of the head/neck area. Both were done at AVH in Berlin.

The test results were sent down to Dartmouth Hitchcock, and they immediately called her to set up a vascular study down there.

This coming Monday (12/8), we leave at 6 am to see her interventional radiologist at 9 am, and also her oncologist at 11 am to get the results of her recent PET scan.

The following Wednesday (12/17), we'll go down to Dartmouth again for the vascular study, which is another ultrasound as well as an appointment with a vascular surgeon. We pray that these appointments will result in identifying and remedying whatever is causing her frequent TIA's (mini strokes).

With the help of Pastor Jon Howry and three of his sons, we were able to rearrange some furniture to make Mom and Dad's living area more practical for their current situation. Mom has a dresser downstairs now to keep her clothes in, for which we are grateful.

Thanks so much for continuing to pray for us. We appreciate all the prayers and gifts so very much!! And also, that the price of gas has come down!! :-)

1 comment:

June said...

So glad to hear things are progressing for her. Wish we could be there to help out. We will be at the VA in White River Jct. VT at 11 a.m...the same time you will be at Dartmouth. Maybe we can connect somehow.