Shelley wanted you all to know how overwhelmed she is by the friendship that everyone has shown her over the last couple of weeks. I can tell that it has helped her to not feel so alone. Being that said the last couple of days have been difficult at best. They have put her on so many new antibiotics that it has made her sick. She has also developed a large blood clot in her arm that has been giving her a lot of pain. The doctor's can not give her any blood thinners for her arm as a result of the cancer and in fear that the clot will travel else where. The team of Doctors here have been awesome. Such a difference between Mercy and Banner. Here they all work together to help solve the problem. As we thought they would, they are re-doing pretty much most of the tests that they ran over at Gilbert Mercy. They have postponed the Chemo for another week due to what is going on with her heart and brain.
I read all the comments that have been posted on this site to Shelley. It does make her feel good. I was reading the comment that Mark Foree (Shelley's cousin) had sent about "old red". As I read it to my oldest daughter (Britney) we both looked at each other and said I don't think that that is so funny. When I got at the hospital later that day Shelley was on Morphine and half awake, you know eyes shut could only response with grunts. I asked Shelley would you like me to read the comments. She grunted yes. I said here is one from Mark and read the one about old red. Even though she was only partly there she laughed all the way through. It cracked me up that she was laughing and asleep at the same time.
I know that a lot of you want to come and see her. The doctors have asked that we limit visitors so Shelley can rest more. Anyone that wants to visit can visit between 6 and 8 every night. That was a little disappointing for her but I let her know that this way it may be like a party.