Listening to every heart
Here’s some bad news.
Cellular phone batteries have a short life span. Thus the reason I wasn’t getting return calls from Taylor.
Here’s the good news!
Taylor reports Martie is doing very well, considering all of the tests that the neurosurgeons are putting on her. She has been tested for stroke [nothing!] but the MRI does show a meningioma on the lining of her brain [just under the scalp] which is about 2 ˝” at the widest point. She is on Decadron and Dilantin to keep any further swelling down and is, according to Taylor, about 90% improved.
The neurosurgeons haven’t reviewed the MRI from yesterday, but all indicators are that there is a high probability that the tumor is benign.
I talked to Martie, too…and boy, does she sound feisty! Atta Girl, Martie! We are ALL under the following instructions:
DO NOT WORRY!
She was overwhelmed when she realized that she was missed as I related to her the number of poets who have come in with their regards and prayers and told her the number of the messages so far. She told me that the seizure left her back hurting a bit, and she is still a bit weak, and a tad dizzy, but she was assured by the doctors that all of this is normal.
She is very glad that she is being looked at by so many doctors…and being Looked After by so many Poets.
Martie and Taylor don’t know yet what plans the doctors will have for her – they may have her wait out the surgery until she is 100% improved, physically, from the seizure, which will mean a second trip to the hospital at a later date. However, it could be that what Martie knows at this moment will change later this afternoon. I told her I would call and get another update from her this afternoon or early evening.
Her physician brother has been keeping close tabs on her as well.
She wants everyone to know she appreciates all of the love and support she has received from all of you, and cannot wait to read the poems left for her.
It’s all positive at this point, my friends. So keep your good thoughts coming.