Saturday, April 05, 2008

Medical Update

"The Mister" here, chiming in for Amanda's beloved Interwebby friends...

Amanda was checked in to the hospital this evening. She'll likely be there for about 3 days, and wants to thank all of you for your love and support. I think she's thinking of you (and Alastair) more than of herself.

We've come somewhat closer to a diagnosis: her hemoglobin count was 4.2 , which is dangerously low (a normal adult's is closer to 12). She's undergoing a battery of tests tonight. Now the chicken / egg question: is she simply anemic, or did something cause the anemia?

Her grandmother always said, "We have the bad blood." Guess she was right.

Update: Amanda will now be in the hospital for at least 3 days, probably longer. I'm not going to post any more to her blog: this is her space, not mine. I'll try to be a good boy and post more details on my own blog.

13 comments:

Girl With Curious Hair said...

Hi "Mister". Please tell your lovely wife her Interwebby friends are thinking of her. Please tell her to follow our lead and think more of herself and her health.

Was she scheduled to check into the hospital?

And my grandmother would say, "Give her some grilled liver. It's good for the blood." (we're a family of anemics).

Kim said...

Feel better! Anything we can do to help out? Would it help to bring over dinner for the two Amos boys? Stop by to oogle the male nurses with you? Just let me know.

Thinking of you. I'll eat a steak in your honor tonight.

Alex the Odd said...

I second the request to tell Manda that people are thinking of her and to tell her to focus on taking care of herself.

litelysalted said...

Get better soon, Manda! We're all pulling for you.

Ranylt said...

Give that ticker what-for!

You know you want to.

You know if anyone can, it's you.

Be well fast.

ShinyKate said...

Oof! I've dealt with MILD anemia in the past, and even in its fuzzy, gentle manifestations, it is not fun. My heart goes out to you, Manda!

I hope you feel better VERY soon, and until you do, you'll be in my thoughts and prayers and such.

Julie said...

Manda and family, I hope that they figure out what's going on quickly and can get you back to 100%. We're all thinking of you, feel better!!

MelodyLane said...

Get to feeling better soon lady.

I send you good thoughts and wishes that you get better ASAP.

Put the focus on yourself and not us peoples.

Kolby said...

Please pass along my best wishes to Manda, for a quick diagnosis and speedy recovery. We're all pulling for you, stay strong!

replica said...

Stay strong Manda! Your buddies are missing you, and hope you get well soon.

TK said...

Dagnabbit Manda, you get better RIGHT THIS INSTANT!

Please?

Seriously though - we all wish you the very best.

daphne said...

Sending positive thoughts your way, Manda.....please take care.

Dustin said...

Much love, Manda -- and we're sending out the collective Pajiba vibe. I hope you feel better very soon.

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