Update from the hospital

afterlightLidia is still in the hospital and just came back from having another CT scan done. The surgeon feels there’s a possibility that this pain in her rib could still be caused from something other than cancer so they wanted to get a better view of that isolated area to get another look. The biopsy is a very invasive procedure that requires them to remove 2-3 inches of her rib and there are a MANY risks involved with the procedure. We want to avoid a biopsy… lets pray that an answer comes through in this CT scan… and that it’s NOT cancer!!!

We want her body to heal enough to get her to the point where she can at least get home to her daughter. She is still struggling with this C. Diff infection while at the same time trying keep the excruciating back pain under control. In order to get her home, the hospital needs to see that the C. Diff is improving, and she has to be able to go a full day relying on only oral pain medication and without getting nauseous (Trying to keep things down has been another huge struggle). She’s also developing a case of thrush in response to the antibiotics so now it’s hard to talk and swallow. We are going to try a new medicine for her C. Diff infection today to see if that helps. If all goes well, we’re hoping she can be released tomorrow.

photoThe good news is that her sister is in town!!! Lidia was so happy to see her! It’s hard enough to go through something like this, but going through it without ANY family here has been really hard for Lidia. Honestly these last few days have just been extremely difficult for her in so many ways. However, this outpour of love from her supporters (old and new) has filled her spirit at the times it was most needed. The #OhSoPoshStrong hashtag campaign on instagram has hit over 1,000 pictures! She can’t believe it and some of the stories and comments that have filled her heart with gratitude and eyes with happy tears.

Isadora is staying SO STRONG.  It’s very clear she is scared and missing her mom’s company, she is so optimistic at heart and continues to melt us all with that smile on her face so much of the time. Yesterday we went to the zoo and she pointed out a log that was shaped like a heart, and another log that to her looked like a dog chasing a rock! So much like her mama how she likes to look a little deeper at things. It’s spring break for Isadora and Lidia is really struggling with not being able to enjoy more time with her. So far Isadora has just been able to be up there for very short periods of time each day. Lets all pray that soon enough they’ll be able to spend a lot of carefree time together finding lots of new shapes in everyday objects  ;)

And a side note for us moms who may be wondering how we’re going to get through a whole week of the kids being out of school wanting constant attention and stuff to do during spring break… let this serve as a reminder to be oh so happy to be able to see our kids faces (no matter how messy) for more than a few minutes a day.


CJ - March 10, 2014 - 1:59 pm

This news made me smile. I was getting worried. But now I am full of hope for her and Isadora. She will thrive and let’s pray for some great answers today!

Chris - March 10, 2014 - 2:19 pm

Thank you Melanie, for the update! I love what you said about Spring Break. I echo those very true words. You are a wonderful friend. Sending lots of love and prayers to all.

cathy alvarez - March 10, 2014 - 3:17 pm

Hey there,

Fellow N.Tex photog here.. I live in McKinney and am literally 15 minutes from the hospital. I can help in any way needed, just let me know.

Keeping you all in my thoughts,


Kate - March 10, 2014 - 3:19 pm

Thank you for the sweet update. I’ve been thinking of Lidia and Isadora! Stay strong Lidia and let’s beat this thing!!

Johanna - March 10, 2014 - 3:21 pm

Hello, Lidia. I am glad that Isadora is a joy that can convey, children are the most beautiful and have to fight for it. The main thing is healthy eating (raw), deep breathing, positive attitude. I wish you well, that the study has good news and it’s nothing bad. Greetings from Venezuela. :)

Genevieve Thompson (Jennifer) - March 10, 2014 - 3:21 pm

the other day I posted delay is not denial. I was sharing Lidia’s story and the problems she’s been facing with my husband. He said did it ever occur to you that delay is not denial? I said what do you mean? He said perhaps the reason the Cdiff is still there is because maybe this isn’t cancer and it’s keeping her from having an invasive procedure that she may not need to have. Oh how we are praying that this is NOT cancer and that it would be something small scale and treatable. Regardless we aren’t giving up and we truly believe Lidia will rise up out of that hospital bed and be strengthened and made whole in Jesus Name! Amen ❤️

Agnieszka TN - March 10, 2014 - 3:25 pm

Thank you for the update, Melanie. So good to know that Lidia is surrounded by such sweet friends. I keep Lidia in my thoughts constantly and pray for her recovery. Lots of love from Sweden.

Rachel Kline - March 10, 2014 - 3:25 pm

I have been praying for Lidia and Isadora since I heard this news. My friend has a daughter who battled c. diff multiple times. Probiotics always helped to lessen the effects and fight it. Maybe this is something Lidia can look into.

Marianne - March 10, 2014 - 3:41 pm

You have been on my heart and mind. Praying the doctors can get a clear view from the CT Scan giving them much needed answers to avoid the biopsy. Praying in Oklahoma!

Angie - March 10, 2014 - 3:41 pm

Thank you so much for the update. Just wanted to let you know I am on your long list of people praying for Lidia and Isadora!! She is such an inspiring woman.

Evis - March 10, 2014 - 3:50 pm

I was going through the Facebook page not long ago looking for any recent news. Thanks for the update!
Lidia you have been in my heart, mind and prayers everyday. Keep smiling and having a positive outlook. God is holding you in His hands as He always does specially when we go through rough times. Hang in there my friend…Hugs to Isadora…

Nicole Pollard - March 10, 2014 - 4:16 pm

Please post on FB if someone starts up a donation page, since these things get expensive. Thanks!

Megan - March 10, 2014 - 4:37 pm

Following from Florida. Thank you for all of the updates. Not a day has gone by that I haven’t thought of Lidia and Isadora. As a fan of Oh So Posh actions, I’d love to see a photo challenge of images edited with only Oh So Posh actions. Something I’m planning on doing as a personal project. Love you Lidia! Stay strong.

Mikngayaq - March 10, 2014 - 6:25 pm

Prayers for answers and a full and speedy recovery. I can’t recommend Gentian Violet enough for thrush, it is amazing and works so much faster than so many other meds we tried. Hope you get some relief soon. Hugs.

Nicole - March 10, 2014 - 7:11 pm

Thanks for the update – saying a prayer each night for Lidia!


Amanda - March 10, 2014 - 8:41 pm

I know this is really weird! I remember reading an article through Yahoo news about a women who had c. diff and what she went through, trying everything and anything. Her last hope was a fecal transplant and it worked.

I did a quick google search and found this article. Of course, everybody is different and doctor’s know best of what a person’s body can tolerate, but I was amazed by this form of treatment. I know someone personally who struggled with c. diff because of needing to take antibiotics due to an infection that settled in scar tissue in her heart and also struggled with bone cancer.

Best of luck, keep thinking those positive thoughts that it is NOT cancer and God will provide!

Amanda - March 10, 2014 - 8:42 pm
Suzanne Holloway - March 10, 2014 - 11:26 pm

Lydia, never give up. Have you heard of , “Cancer Treatment enters of Ameri a’?

laura davis - March 11, 2014 - 8:08 am

Thanks for the update…still praying and sending good wishes…

jodi - March 11, 2014 - 11:50 am

Please check out the video on ChrisBeatCancer.com. “What every cancer patient needs to know. ” Natural therapies to supporting the immune system and healing cancer and avoiding chemo . Check out the survivor story videos. So inspiring! Prayers for you and your sweet girl.

Donna (Texas) - March 15, 2014 - 7:56 pm

Sending love and prayers!!

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