Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Olive update

I like the summary my cousin, Melissa, wrote so much, that I'm copying and pasting it here:

Yesterday morning we received this heartbreaking news from Lynette:

Olive is not doing well. She has been having continuous seizures for the last 24 hours and they are having a difficult time controlling them with medication. She also has pneumonia again and her vital signs haven't been stable today.

And then last night I got an e-mail from Lynette that Olive had stabilized again! Praise God!!!

Then an update from Lynette:
The 3 of us are flying to Bangkok to a private hospital and 4:30pm Thailand time. It is a big risk! But we feel like it is the only way Olive can get the care that she needs right now. Please be praying for us.

This morning I got a text from my mom after talking to Lynette's mom, who had just spoken with Lynette (it's amazing how fast we can share information!) to say that the transfer had gone well.

A little bit later, the following update was posted:
Well we made it! Had a team of doctors waiting for us, they are great. Olive is getting her poor little head tapped to relieve the pressure as I write. Thanks so much for your prayers. We now have a couple of days for the doctors to get to know Olive and try and help us make good decisions for her future. She is in her own room, with her own nurse! We are thankful. Rusty and Lynette.

Olive is such a champion!!!!

MOST unfortunately, AETNA, in a moment of infinite wisdom and completely unchecked power, has LOWERED their cap on Olive's care now that she is no longer in a government-run hospital. If you can, please consider making a donation in any size at or Anyone who donates (in any amount) by November 6 will be entered in a drawing for a free laptop!


Melissa said...

I'm really glad I don't know anyone who works at AETNA right now. It would be too much of a test of my character ... one which I would surely fail.

Melody Stuckey said...

Yeah, no kidding! Seems like the opposite of what would make sense. Hmmm, might actually cost more, so let's cover less.