By last Friday morning we knew something going on. I had spent a few days struggling. I couldn’t keep my eyes open and wasn’t alert. My pulminologist advised us to go to the ER to be evaluated. It’s very good that we did. My sodium level had dropped to 114 which is “critical” and “life threatening.”
I wondering if I’d even get to have a transplant. I began praying that my God would pull me through this so I could have a transplant and start getting well. Each day my sodium creeped up one point except for one day when it increased by three. They released me on Tuesday when my sodium level was at 121 (non-critical) and gave me salt tabs to keep taking at home and then frequent blood tests.
It was a five-day hospital visit. I had stayed out of the hospital for five months and was getting used to it. This jarred me back to the reality of how sick I am. But again, I was so blessed by all the nurses and CNAs who took such good care of me on P3 at Maine Medical Center. We are fortunate to have such a well-equipped hospital and skilled staff here in Portland.
Today I am waiting to hear from my doctor about my current sodium level.
The other major issue I have going on is called “wasting.” Wasting is uncontrolled weight loss and muscle breakdown.
I know it’s weird to some of you reading this but I believe my God hears me and is here with me. I really am at peace with whatever happens. I just want to represent my Jesus well so that people understand that following in his tracks has been the best thing I’ve even done. I talking about being a Jesus follower not a church follower. Jesus’ style is much different than many church’s style. If you’ve been hurt by a church, I’m sorry and my Jesus is too. I’d love to help you discover the real Jesus. Please email me.