Paul Simone, owner of Multidimensional News, has sent out this update on Ellie Miser. Paul lives near Ellie. Thanks to everyone who has inquired. For those who don’t know Ellie, just enter “Ellie Miser” in the search box on this site.
Ellie update 7-29-2011
Posted by: “Paul Simone” firstname.lastname@example.org pauljsimone
Date: Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:36 am ((PDT))
I just got off the phone with Jerry, Ellie’s son, and got a bit more information regarding her physical state.
The MRI’s didn’t show much of anything according to Jerry. The put a scope down her throat and found a bleeding ulcer where the esophagus enters the stomach. What I got out of the explanation is that the ulcer somehow ‘ate’ into a blood vessel ( Jerry said the aorta) and the bleeding started.
Currently she has had 18 units of blood but her white cell count is too high and that is the doctors current focus. Jerry said she is supposed to get 40 units of blood! I don’t know how that is all figured out but I’m reporting here.
Jerry said she has been given a small amount of morphine and he says she is quiet and calm and talks like she normally does at home. She will be kept in the hospital awhile; probably until the ulcer is dealt with and the white count regulates. They continue to administer blood of course.
So that’s the report for today. I told Jerry to tell Ellie that you all were asking for her, praying for her and sending her good positive thoughts. He seemed relieved that I was forwarding the medical updates since her e-mail, according to Jerry, has hundreds of messages each day! I forgot to ask, but am pretty sure, that his sister Pam is with her mother most of the time.
I’ll keep the list posted as information comes my way.
Love to all,