Posted on May 3, 2018
Randi has continued to battle confusion for the period of time since she was hospitalized in February to the present. The months of March and April included several trips to the hospital with the longest being the week before the Big Voices Tour with David Phelps, a concert she had been planning to attend for quite some time. The doctors released her to go home a couple of day prior to the concert, telling her to be sure to keep her phone charged and near because she was entering the time when transplant offers would be received.
Randi began having difficulty on the day of the concert, but it was decided with each person she saw, she became a little clearer. She was able to attend the first half of the concert, meet David Phelps (see photo), and see and interact with many friends there. It was a great encouragement to Randi and Randy to feel the love of so many who knew how badly she wanted to attend.
The day following the concert, Sunday, April 15, 2018, Randi began to have seizures and had to be transported to the hospital by ambulance. This began the current hospital stay. On Sunday morning, April 22, 2018, one week after entering the hospital, Randi had a re-occurrence of Variceal bleeding that almost took her life. She lost many units of blood but was able to have the procedure to band the blood vessels and pulled through. She required the tips procedure to be completed a couple of days afterwards to ensure the pressure on the liver was reduced to prevent another occurrence of variceal bleeding that could prove fatal.
Randi’s condition has continued to worsen to the place that her MELD score has placed her in position to receive a transplant very soon. She began Kidney dialysis on Wednesday, May 02, 2018 because of continued stress put on the kidneys due to a nonfunctioning liver.
Randy is currently taking leave of absence without pay as all resources have been exhausted during the events this year. His company has been very generous and understanding in allowing him the time off.
Now, more than ever, financial support is requested to enable our family to make the day to day in providing room and board and care for Randi's parents as well as added daily expenses traveling back and forth to the medical center with current income cut in half due to Randy’s leave of absence.
Thank each one of you who have given of your time, finances and resources to help our time of need, we are overwhelmed by your generosity.
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Randy n Randi Jensen