The heart and soul of Silicon Valley/Valley of the Heart\'s Delight....Sunnyvale, CA
Sorry to log on under Deed's name. This is her husband, David. I feel lucky to have met several of you, and am happy Dee Dee has made so many friends. She got onto the board after she was rediagnosed in 1999, and did not want to disturb everyone with her diagnoses, until it recently became more of a problem.
Dee Dee is in the hospital now, because she was having fluid on her lungs and abdomen, as a result of blood clotting. They had to control the fluid, before they could give her lasix (She has shared it's usage with horses with all the nurses). They took off 4 liters of fluid from Jan. 29-31, and it has really tapered off since then. She has been resting comfortably since that time, and will be in the hospital until the end of the week. They want both of these things under control before she can go home.
She was able to have chemo again on Friday. She had not been able to do it for several weeks, because of these other complications. I understand clotting is not that uncommon in this situation. We do know she will be much better off when she comes home. Whether the chemo will end up getting rid of the cancer is still not clear, although we are still hopeful. It has been in her bones, relatively harmlessly for several years. The cancer that has spread is breast cancer, metasticized, so they are treating it with chemo drugs effective on breast cancer.
I will share this WONDERFUL post and your beautiful support with Deed tomorrow. We will let you know how she does when she gets out. Your messages are greatly appreciated.
David L. Blinn (aka, Mr. Dublin, aka Lucy's papa).
"Of course, that's just my opinion. I could be wrong." - Dennis Miller
*Go Bruins - Go Niners*
In Honor of dublin aka Dee Dee 07/24/53-02/07/03
\"Of course, that\'s just my opinion. I could be wrong.\" - Dennis Miller
*Go Bruins - Go Niners*
thank you so much for your update. I am thinking about Dublin everyday, and hope that she is feeling more comfortable, and will be up and about soon.
hugs to you both.
We have a friend who runs the Canadian Cancer Research Group. His name is Bill O'Neill and their phone # is 613 239 0220. They are on the cutting edge of cancer research and would be happy to speak with you, they also do counselling,advocacy and referrals - they have a website too, www.ccrg.com
take care, Gail
Thank you David for the update. What hospital is DeeDee in? I'd love to send a card.
I am continuing to pray for a speedy and total recovery.
I really enjoyed browsing through those photos. What a beautiful rider DeeDee is! I hop to soon read that she's back on board.
Resident racing historian
[This message was edited by Linny on Feb. 03, 2003 at 10:23 PM.]
Resident racing historian ~~~ Re-riders Clique
Founder of the Mighty Thoroughbred Clique
Dublin, you can tell the nurses that some of the same chemo drugs that are used to treat breast cancer are used to treat tumors on the udders of mares. My best friend, and one of my favorite horses are both using the same drug right now.
I am still praying and jingling away right now, just as hard as I can. We miss you so much, Dublin, and want you back with us soon!
This too, shall pass.
Originally Posted by Alagirl
We just love to shame poor people...when in reality, we are all just peasants.