Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Mom's Mayo Update

Not a lot to report, really. Rough day today :( It will probably be another couple days before they really start finding stuff out, I'm sure.

From Dad:
Not a lot to report. Setting up tests and appointments. Yesterday saw the GI (gastro-intestinal) dr and she setup a colonoscopy and upper endoscopy (she wants biopsies) but couldn't do it until Aug. It is because the last time she had one done the sedative was not effective (they gave her as much as they safely could) and could not finish because of the pain. So they have to do one with putting her under and those are harder to schedule.

Today she saw Hematologist about the lymph nodes and he wanted to see the slides. (Ok we brought a 30lb box of documents and cd's and didn't have what he wanted.....) So he ordered them from the hosptial to look at. So next was CT scan. You know what you have to drink to do that and you know how nauseated she is. Well only 2 or 3 swallows and up it came. Dr decided to let her drink water and do it anyway. Then the GI office called when we were back at hotel and wanted her to see lung specialist and since didn't have an appointment you just have to go and wait to see if they can see you. They wanted a more recent scan of the chest so down we go to get that done. At least didn't have to drink anything (ended up just getting an x-ray). By then too late to see anyone so we go back in the morning to wait and see, plus she wants her to see Endocrinologist and that will also be a wait and see tomorrow and then a return visit to GI doc.

She is in bed now with nausea. Walked alot today, probably the most she has walked since out of hospital. Most of the buildings are tied together by either skywalks or underground subways they call them. So that is nice but wore her out. More later I am sure... Cecil


Jaime said...

I certainly hope they are able to find out what is going on with your mom! Very scary stuff. I will be praying for her, the doctors, and your family!

Jennifer said...

Thank you Jaime.

Rhonda said...

Wow. Its good that they're being thorough, maybe they'll find something that the other doctors missed. Just so sorry that she has to go through all of this..