Posted by: Ken Wheatley | June 25, 2009

ER 6-25-09

Day 2 of radiation therapy went fine in the morning yesterday. But by 5pm Sheila was in excruciating pain in her lower back where one of the tumors on her spine is located. We didn’t get to bed until 1am. She/we struggled through the night, didn’t get much sleep.

This morning at 6:30 I ran to the pharmacy to get drugs for her, but they didn’t help, so we called Dr. B’s office, described the problem and they thought that it could possibly be a spinal compression fracture caused by the tumor growth on the spine. So they directed us to the Thornton ER. Which is where we’ve been since 9:30.

They did blood draws and an x-ray. The barium from Monday’s CAT scan is still in her system, so the x-ray was partially blocked, but the initial read by the ER doc is that it’s not a spinal fracture, but he’s waiting for the official read from the radiologist.

Sheila was originally scheduled for radiation therapy this morning, so we rescheduled to 3:30pm. Hopefully she’ll still make that time. It’s 1:45pm now, and I don’t know what the ramifications are of missing a day.



  1. Thank you for being there for Sheila. Take care of each other.

  2. Thanks for the note, Norma. I can do no less for my sweetie…she’s my everything…

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