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Marilee Layman is in the hospital

mjlayman has been hospitalized with what looks like a stroke. The reports I've seen so far indicate it's affecting her ability to communicate, especially communication linked to thinking. A friend from her book group visited her yesterday and wrote: "She says "trick me and I talk good". I can see when she says something without thinking it comes out straight. But when she tries to communicate something requiring forethought it comes out like pig latin.

Marilee is in the Neurological Intensive Care Section of Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, VA. Steve, the book group friend, set up a forum with introductory information, hospital updates, and more. Steve also coordinated with the neighbors, one of whom is taking care of her cats. Kudos to Steve.

Before she went into the hospital, Marilee posted on LJ about what she called cluster headaches last weekend and the medical treatment and tests she received then, so there's some more direct background info there.

malibrarian pointed out on the forum that Marilee's birthday is this coming Tuesday. Steve is putting together a large card from birthday and get well messages posted to an area he set up there.

Scary times. All good thoughts for a satisfactory recovery. Preferably an easy one, too, much as I know better than to expect that.


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Mar. 6th, 2009 09:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the info, I've never met her but have followed her vaguely for years on rasseff and here. Wishing her the best.
Mar. 6th, 2009 09:30 pm (UTC)
Damn, I was worried about her last post.

Thanks for the links.

She's a lovely soul, all I can do is wish her well.

Mar. 6th, 2009 09:34 pm (UTC)
Oh, damn. Thanks for the info.
Mar. 6th, 2009 11:02 pm (UTC)
Dammit, I wish I could just run over there and give her a gigantic hug! If you see her, anybody, give her my love.
Mar. 6th, 2009 11:38 pm (UTC)
What orangemike said. If anybody reading this sees her, give her my love. She'll be in my thoughts.
Mar. 7th, 2009 02:18 am (UTC)
What orangemike said
This is very worrying. We'd sort of become LJ friends and she's another bead lover too.

My thoughts and prayers are with her.
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Mar. 7th, 2009 04:30 am (UTC)
Mar. 7th, 2009 05:14 am (UTC)
I don't know her that well--primarily from rasff--but thanks for keeping us posted. Thoughts and candles go out to her.
Mar. 7th, 2009 05:14 am (UTC)
Oh geeze, I hope she pulls through unscathed.
Mar. 7th, 2009 05:38 am (UTC)
Mar. 7th, 2009 08:01 am (UTC)
Jesus. Thanks for including the links.
Mar. 7th, 2009 08:07 am (UTC)
Shit. She was one of my fave people on RASSF when I hung out there, & I now follow her LJ every day. She's such a good person.
Mar. 7th, 2009 10:37 am (UTC)
Thanks for the update -- can you give her my best when you see her?
Mar. 7th, 2009 10:52 am (UTC)
You're welcome. Alas, I haven't seen Marilee for a few years now, and don't have a sense of when I'm likely to see her next. My travels are so limited that she's made it to Minicon more regularly in the past 5 years than I have.
Mar. 7th, 2009 03:37 pm (UTC)
I saw her yesterday afternoon. She was mostly sleeping. Well wishes are pouring in from scores of people, so I gave her the general "everyone you know online is sending you wellwishes" and will try to be more specific next time I see her if she's more alert.

Her birthday is Tuesday. Steve on the special Marilee forum is collecting birthday wishes to print out and deliver to her.

Edited at 2009-03-07 03:38 pm (UTC)
Mar. 11th, 2009 07:05 am (UTC)
Eep! Thanks for the info, and my prayers for a good recovery.
Mar. 13th, 2009 04:08 am (UTC)
Thanks for letting us know -- I'll check the board for more.
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