Guest blogist this time.
Monday midnight we took Lin to the hospital with tremendous pain.
I am in the hospital with Lin right now. She is sleeping soundly. Today they did some “scoping” to learn more of what was causing her jaundice and heightened pain. Took a camera into the top of her GI tract, basically. Kept her knocked out pretty good.
What they found: the bile duct from her liver was blocked. Her duodenum (start of the small intestine) was also constricted. Luckily (the doctor said) he was able to find the bile duct, that comes down from the liver, put in a stint, which worked well in dumping the bile from the liver, so current problem solved for now.
They do a CAT scan early tomorrow morning to learn more what is going on (e.g., has the pancreas mass grown and is that causing any blockage), which will tell them what options are available. Then at 4 they “install” a pain pump. Hope to have her come home on Thursday.
That’s about it. Sorry for the medical terms, which I probably murdered.
Spencer just came (we did a spin class together at 24 Fitness about an hour ago) and Lin is conversing, started out pretty entertaining, but now fully coherent.
Thanks for everyone’s help, visits, prayers…….and books.
It is now Thursday morning.
CAT scan looks OK.
Finally. Food. She can eat. Pretty exciting, actually. Once we change out the glutinous food for the virtuous food.
The GI doc says see him in 2 weeks. The pain pump doc says see him in one week. The cancer doc says see him in 4 days. Looks like we get to go home today (Thursday) sometime.
Lin is in fairly good spirits and has not lost her sense of humor. I told her before I left last night how good she was doing, and she said “That’s questionable.”
Pain, the reason we came in Monday, is totally handled. Good news. Still an unknown distance yet to run, unknown territory.
Christmas shopping, directives to Santa, food prep and all is handled. Thanks to all the Christmas elves (subordinate clauses?).
We wish all a glorious family and spiritual weekend. Be sure to make some good memories.