Friday, March 23, 2012

Leontien Update again

I am typing this update, I now know not to copy and paste from FaceBook into a post.

Leontiens sister posted this on Leontinens Facebook page.

She started new cancer meds on March 7th, she had side effects of rash, pain and a bit of fever but thought she was ok.
Last Friday her fever went up so we called her doctor what to do. Turned out that she went to Bluffton on Saturday evening. After and x-ray of her lungs and blood test they said she had   pneumonia.

2 days later the doctor over there said the 2 antibiotics had done there job; her lungs were clear and although the fever was not gone they released her.

On Tuesday morning her fever was back big time, her doctor on the phone told us she had to come to Indiana. Leontien had to spend a long day at ER, after 8 hours she finally got a bed at the oncology center.

Yesterday was rought to. they made scans of her brain, tummy, blood tests; put her on a cooling bed, trying to get her more comfortable. Still she was feeling sick all day, fevers still came and went and she was in pain. Later that night she had some fluid in her lungs. Scan of her brain and blood results did not show something wrong.
Luckily last night was not too bad, so she could rest a little. Today more est are on the program, the still don't know what is giving her the fever and pain. More waiting on results. She is having a difficult time, we all hope she will feel better soon.
We will keep you updated, sorry it took a bit long, knowing you are all so worried and feel so much compassion
Hugs Hanneke ( this is what her sister Hanneke posted today on Facebook)


Leontien has Melanoma and if you want to read her story click here

15 comments:

Angela said...

I hate it that she or anyone has to go through something like that! I pray the doctors can figure out what is causing the fevers and her pain. I knew she had cancer but I wasn't sure what kind it was because I am a fairly recent follower of hers and she started getting sick shortly after that. Thanks for the update Sandra.

Eva Ason said...

Thank you for the update Sandra, remember reading on their blog a while back but haven't heard much in a while. I'll say prayers for her and her family!
Big hugs

Eva

Deb said...

Cancer is such a terrible disease...will keep her in my prayers...

Inger said...

Thank you for posting this update. Leontien is the second young woman in my blogger world suffering from this horrible cancer. I will continue to keep her in my prayers. Leontien is such a positive person with so many dreams....this is just so sad.

SweetMarie said...

Thank you for sharing this Sandra. I've been thinking about her.

Ann said...

So sad that she has to go through all of this. Will be thinking of her and saying prayers

LC said...

Prayers on the way for her.

Deborah said...

I am praying for your friend. I am so sorry she is so sick. I hate cancer.
On a lighter note...REALLY the snake post/???? Is that a real snake or a fake one???
I do not like snakes at all. At first I was grossed out when I saw it on your computer keys, but I thought, WOW, Sandra was lucky to get such a good picture :)
Then I thought...OK, it's fake! LOL
xxoo
Deborah

SquirrelQueen said...

Thanks for the update Sandra. I've been dropping by her blog now and then. I hope the doctors can figure out what caused that fever.

BlueShell said...

Oh Sandra...so sad...
I went to the blog and my tears are still "running"....
I have no words...I can just imagine the suffering.Oh Sandra..I pray for her...and her family. I know what it is to have someone that we love, with cancer, and there is nothing we can do but pray!

Snapper II said...

God Bless her. May His mercy shine upon Her.

Snapper II said...

God Bless her. May His mercy shine upon Her.

Chatty Crone said...

Gosh thanks for posting this - I was wondering about her. I hope and pray that God's will be done here. I hope her pain goes away too. Love, sandie

EG CameraGirl said...

How miserable she must be! I hope she finds relief soon.

Tracy said...

Gosh, what a journey. I went to her blog and updated myself on her condition. Boy, gives me reason to be thankful!
thanks for letting us know and I will keep her in my thoughts and prayers...