Blog Post From A Hospital Bed

I wondered whether or not I should even bother posting anything since there’s not much Turner news, and this is a baby blog after all. But, I figured I would fill you in on the past few days.

Stew was feeling queasy the past three days. Yesterday he actually felt like he had the flu and even vomited. We had his bone marrow biopsy scheduled, so I called his oncologist to see if we should still come in. He said YES. So in we went, Stew feeling sick as a dog.

Dr. Saylors did the biopsy while I sat in, yet another, waiting room. Dr. Saylors came out and said the biopsy went fine but his sodium level is dangerously low. He said that Stew needed to stay overnight in the hospital to be monitored because he didn’t know what was causing it.

So, last night, Stew stayed overnight at Roper. I stayed with him until about 9pm and went home to sleep. My mom stayed at our house overnight so she could watch Turner when I came back to the hospital this morning.

Stew is feeling much better today but has to stay again tonight. So here we sit, snuggled in his tiny hospital bed, watching Dr. Oz. He had an IV with saline pumping into him all night. Dr. Saylors came in this morning to chat with us. He said that Stew has SIADH. Basically, there is a hormone that the brain releases to help the body hold onto water and keep sodium in balance. His cancer is causing the brain to release more of the hormone which made him feel dizzy, nauseous, tired, etc. Once we start treating the cancer, it will fix that problem!

This is certainly the hardest two weeks we’ve ever been through together. I think the hardest part is that we’re not home with Turner all day every day. We’ve been going to appointments and having tests taken almost every day! It will be nice to get back to our daily routine and squeeze Turner’s cheeks! Happy blog posts (and chunky baby pictures) to come, I promise!

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  1. Laszlo Solymosi says

    Hi Emily and Stew: We were very sad to hear the news about Stew and want you to know that we are specificly praying for you. We are praying for healing for Stew, perseverance and strength for the family.
    I can tell you no matter what, the Lord has something in mind for you and He will see it thru. Please trust Him. As I always say to Hillary: the Lord will never let you hang. Love, Laszlo and Lori

  2. Marie digennaro says

    Thanks for sharing your blog. It helps to know what is happening. We are believing with you guys that God is in control and he will be there with you guys each step of the way. Love & Prayers. Nanny & Pops

  3. Kathy Watson says

    Thanks you for sharing this info. Turner is the best medicine for both of you! I think of you both all day long. I only wish it were me and not you going through this. BUT…seeing how Dad came out OK I am sure that Stewart , his namesake, will do even better! You both are strong and have faith. I’m sure the angels are with you. I look forward to seeing that big smile on Turner’s face!
    Love you!

    MOM 🙂

  4. Christine Jenkins says

    Thank goodness that you have these excellent tests, and was detected early. Knowing Stew Snr came through this with flying colors , the same is wished for Stew Jnr.
    A blessing that you have Turner to keep you focused.
    So many prayers are surrounding you all, please trust , all will be well XX

  5. Brian and Joey says

    Emily,

    I do not know what to say to make you feel better. I am so sorry to hear about Stew. You are both strong, amazing people filled and surrounded with Love. I wish I could be there for you guys but the power of prayer works no matter how far apart we are. I think about you guys everyday and want you both to know how much Joey and I love you. The first chance we get to go back East it will include a trip to see you guys. Please let me know if I can do anything for you and please give my little cousin a hug from me and tell him I love him.

  6. DONNA AND NEIL ANDERSON says

    STEW AND EMILY….OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU BOTH AND SOON THIS WILL ALL BE A DISTANT MEMORY…..YOU WILL BE BACK TO YOUR ROUTINE BEFORE YOU KNOW IT….WITH BEAUTIIFUL TURNER!!!! OUR PRAYERS WILL STAY WITH YOU UNTIL YOU ARE HOME AND HAPPY WITH LITTLE TURNER….HUGS, DONNA AND NEIL

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