From Molly McGreevy: “The staph infection from my surgical drain following the initial surgery is gone now, but one of the antibiotics and the Motrin they were giving me to reduce my fever hurt my kidneys. My kidney function the day I came to the hospital was excellent. A couple days ago, not so good. It’s improving ever so slightly with time since the Motrin has been discontinued, but I have to stay in the hospital until my kidney function returns to normal. Other meds are causing GI issues and nausea, and I’ll probably have to have my PIC line replaced. Thanks again to all my friends and family and all the “strangers” along the way that have helped me or are helping. Sitting on my couch watching a movie with my husband and petting my dog sounds like Heaven right now. To breathe fresh air – don’t take it for granted. I miss my home. God bless.”
Please continue to keep Molly in your prayers. She’s been in the hospital for over a week now (although just today she was moved to one closer to Mackinac). She can’t start her chemo until all these issues have been resolved.
My good Mackinac Island friend, Orietta Barquero, posted the next photos on-line yesterday. These are so bittersweet to me, mainly because this is what the island looked like when Ted and I would arrive on Mother’s Day weekend for the last few years. We get so used to seeing the island either lush and green, with flowers in every possible color spilling out of hanging baskets and flowerbeds, or pure white with snow so bright it dazzles our eyes. But in May . . . in May the island is like a ticking clock. We know the green lies just below the brown of the grass, and the flowers are just beginning to bud and open. In another month it will be Lilac season, but right now there are miracles happening below all that brown. I LOVED being there to watch it happen. Oh heck, I just loved being there.
Have a great week! God bless.