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Friday, September 28, 2012

Please pray for Krissy

I haven't posted anything on here in a few days because we've been at the hospital since Wednesday.  Krissy has had a constant migraine since September 15.  At first her vision was blurry at times.  For the past week, she has had large blind spots in her vision.  After many doctors visits and ER visits, we came to the ER at St. Vincent's Hospital in Indianapolis to try to get something done.  It's very frustrating to try to get help.

Krissy has Pseudotumor Cerebri.  In other words, a fake tumor in her brain.  She has a build-up of fluid around her brain pressing on her optic nerves.  Her optic nerves are extremely swollen causing the loss of vision.  They drained the fluid from her spine yesterday afternoon.  The measurement of pressure was 46.  The top end of normal is 18.  They expect the fluid to come back.  Krissy thinks it has because the headache is back.

The neurologist wants to place a shunt in her brain or her spine to drain the fluid because he feels her sight is at risk.  We are waiting for the neurosurgeon to come by and talk to us about that.  Obviously, we are worried and scared.  Your prayers would be greatly appreciated.

1 comment:

  1. My prayers for Krissy and all of you as you bear the weight of this health crisis. It all sounds frightening.