It's been quite a whirlwind around here! So much to update on! SO! On Friday morning mom had an x-ray to check how her lung had held up with NO chest tube for 24 hours. If it was still up and had not collapsed, she would be released to go hooOoome! We were expecting the x-ray tech between 7:00 and 8:00 am. She didn't actually leave for her x-ray until after 10:00. The waiting was painful ;) When she came back from x-ray we were hoping to hear results fairly quick. I started packing the room up... We called dad to make sure he could come get her... We didn't order lunch at the hospital... And 11:00 passed... 12:00 passed... 1:00 passed... 2:00 passed... With no results. Mom wondered if they were afraid to tell her bad news.
Around 2:30 three doctors came in. The results weren't quite as positive as we were hoping: her lung had started filling back up again and was not looking "as good" as it had been the day before. One doctor wanted her to wait 24 more hours in the hospital. Another thought she could go home, but was shocked that it hadn't stayed up. The most skeptical of the three finally said "If you PROMISE to take it easy, and you PROMISE to get an X-ray done on Monday, I'll let you go home. You're so nice and I just feel so bad keeping you here. But know that it's against my better judgement!" We take that statement to the bank and by 3:30 we were outta there!
She has an appointment on Wednesday with her oncologist who will be scheduling her PET scan (pray they can do it Thursday or Friday!) The PET scan will give us the information we need about her spine and liver spots. Once they have those results we can begin her treatment plan. We are expecting to start chemo next week.
Thanks for being patient with a very happy, very tired and very engaged blog-updater ;)