Pain Meds and Scans

posting this from the iPhone so forgive the errors.  Two nights ago, lori had a fever and pain spike.  With only 20k platelets, her immune system was way off, so we went to the ER.  She was checked in quickly and they gave her some dilauded for the pain.  Over the next hour, her right leg and knee got worse; rated the leg pain at 9.  The dr ordered antibiotics to fight infection, and fortunately by the time the IV arrived, her fever was already down.  After the antibiotic infusion, we were given the option of staying or being discharged.  Lori wanted to go home, so we did.  Since then, she’s been on a steady schedule of taking morphine, dilauded, OxyContin, and ibuprofen.  Of corse, that brings back the loopiness, although she’s not too out of it.  She can’t drive now though, and she can’t be left alone until she can scale back.

My parents came last week to help out and now lori’s mom is here to help this week.  Next week, I’m on leave so we’re good to go during that time.

Today, Lori had full body scans done as well as a blood draw for another platelet check.  We don’t have those results in yet.  At the ER, her platelets were at 19k.


  1. Thank you for the update Mark. If you need more help, say the word, I’ll be in my way. I’m missing y’all like crazy anyway ?

  2. Thank you Mark Jones. So glad your parents and Carol are there as well to help. Give Lori huge hugs for me. We are here for you guys for anything you need! Praying always.

  3. Keeping Lori and the family in prayer.

  4. Praying for you two precious friends. May God’s grace be sufficient for this and every need you face!

  5. We are praying. Thank you for keeping everyone updated, Mark, and please give Lori hugs for me. Love you all.

  6. Praying for your family.

  7. Praying for all of you. ❤️

  8. Steph from Iowa

    January 13, 2016 at 7:34 AM

    Praying and asking for healing now, especially for relief from pain! We shared your video with 2000 people at our church on Sunday morning and linked your site to our FB page. So, know that God is using your family’s story so powerfully. Your faith is spurring others on to trust in their good Father in the midst of all they might be facing. Strength, courage, hope, rest and healing for you, Lori!

  9. Thinking and praying for you DAILY!

  10. Connie and Jeff LeMar

    January 13, 2016 at 12:26 PM

    Praying and hoping for getting over this hump. Thanks for keeping us updated. We love you all♡♡♡♡

  11. Hate these “rough seas” you’re experiencing right now. So grateful to know that “even the wind and the waves obey Him!”

    Lord, have mercy.
    Christ, have mercy.
    Grant relief from the pain and give peace to the ones who continue to praise You in this storm.
    In Jesus’ Name I humbly ask these things.

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