I am writing this quick "update" for Kami...
Kami and I have talked so many times today and this week has provided a whirlwind of emotions, today was no exception. Kami is exhausted and as we spoke on the phone she asked me to write a quick update for all of you who have been praying for our family.
Here is the doctor's diagnosis in a nutshell: "We do not know what is wrong, but we are concerned."
Kami's blood work has returned with several things "out-of-whack" as usual.
- One marker in her blood that came back elevated is a marker for a blood clot. The doctor said that he wanted her to have one more CT scan to make sure that there is not a blood clot hiding somewhere in her body that has been overlooked... so Kami had this done at 2:30 this afternoon. (Results will be discussed on Friday.)
- Then there were 3 markers that came back elevated and this is what really concerned the doctor. These 3 markers are indicators for cancer. The doctor specifically named Myeloma as a possible cause due to the symptoms that she is having as well as the results of the blood test. (Myeloma is a bone marrow/blood plasma cancer.) The doctor ordered more blood tests to be done to try to diagnose the cause of the elevation of these markers in her blood and this was done this afternoon. (Results will be discussed on Friday.)
Needless to say, my beautiful wife is exhausted. It has been a long week indeed for all of us. We covet your prayers...
Oh, by the way, I want to tell my mother-in-law that she is indeed a wonderful lady and we love her so much! She has been nurse, chauffeur, and babysitter through all of this. Sometimes she even answers her cell phone, "Kami's answering service...How may I help you?"