Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Update on Rene

Hello everyone! For those of you who don't know me, I'm Pamela, Rene's sister.  For those of you who do know me, don't worry!!

Rene knew you would all be wondering what was happening, so she asked me to do a quick post.

Rene's appointment was moved up to 2:45PM.  She's still there. Her PT/INR is 7.4.  The PT/INR is a measure of her blood clotting time.  Average time varies, but is around 2.5-3.5.  The higher the number, the slower your clotting ability.  Needless to say, with a number like 7.4 it's best to stay close to the hospital.  Please keep in mind, I have no medical training, I'm just doing my best to explain it the way I understand.

The docs are also doing scans of Rene's liver and gall bladder.  They haven't decided yet if they are admitting her.  I'll let you know when I hear something.

For now, please pray that the docs make good, informed decisions about how to proceed.  Pray for Rene and her acceptance of the "doctor's orders."  Mostly, pray for her healing and for her to feel the presence of our loving and  comforting God.

More later,
Pamela



8 comments:

specialadyfink said...

Prayers being sent by me
Tell her to listen to her Docs and wishes she gets well ASAP.
connie

gosso23 said...

Thank you for letting us know. I have been thinking about her and keeping her in my prayers, Tell her to take care and feel better soon.
Trish

stampinjbrown said...

I think you did a very accurate job of explaining. We watch our daughter's very closely because of her heart valves. Thanks for the update. I also wonder about her bone marrow as it produces red blood cells - just a thought.

sugarsweet056 said...

TY Pam for posting. {{}}
Sending up prayers for our dear Rene, & lighting a candle for her.
Let her know she's in J-Land's thoughts, & prayers.
God bless,
Sugar

ab45yui said...

Pamela - I appreciate you keeping us posted and we're all praying with you that God will touch Rene and heal her and also praying God will give you and your family strength and encouragement during this time.  God Bless!

princesssaurora said...

Prayers coming... thanks Pamela for the update... hoping to hear more soon.

be well,
Dawn

jasonzavoda said...


Praying for Rene, for her healing and peace of mind.

Jason

rdautumnsage said...

Thank you for updating us. Rene has been in my prayers on the smoke since the first time I've met her. I'm more than willing to add more , in hopes it makes a difference for her. (Hugs) Indigo