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Update - Annette 5-9-2007

Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Hi, All.
this is actually Kathleen (Annette's sister) who is posting this, so I'm gonna do my best to get this straight. Annette wanted you all kept informed of what's going on.

Update on Annette: What they've found is that her adrenal glands are not working...and that has a name: Addison's disease. The docs are trying to figure out what has caused it, but in the meantime they've put her steriods and some other stuff that are all produced by the adrenal glands and have given her an IV to bring her electrolytes up where they should be. Sodium was the last one to get up to par, and that's much improved today.

She looks sooooo much better than she did over the weekend -- a bit of a sparkle to her eyes and color much improved. she's even been on-the-spot with a couple of comebacks and jokes :) The docs are going to go ahead with the scope and other tests tomorrow as planned to try to figure out why she's been unable to eat and I believe they are going to do a (another?) CAT scan to check on her pituitary glad to see what's up with that, if anything. So, she will be here at least tomorrow yet.

Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers that have been coming her way....much appreciated and are the difference makers! Probably the next posting you get will be directly from her own fingers, but feel free to send me an e-mail and ask questions if you have them: kathie_starkweather@hotmail.com

2 comments to Update - Annette 5-9-2007:

Di said...

Thank you so much for keeping us up to date on Annette. We all care so much for her and want her to get well, and of course come home!!! It is such a good sign that she is back to teasing again!!! That sounds more like "Our Annette".
Prayers are being sent up that the tests will give the doctors the information they need to get her well.
Hugs, diane

Jacqniel said...

I am so happy that the docs have made progress on finding out what is wrong! Prayers that the tests go smoothly and also shed some light on how to get you back on track. Take care! Jacque