Thursday, October 27, 2005

Change of plans...

Mom won't be going home afterall. Her condition took a sudden turn for the worse early Wednesday morning, and it is now unclear whether or not she'll return home at all.

She is suffering from internal bleeding -- which is most likely the result of the tumor invading something in her body -- and she is not strong enough to tolerate any tests that could determine the exact cause. She has been given a transfusion, but since the bleeding can't be stopped, continuous transfusions are not going to help. So we are doing everything we can to keep her comfortable, and otherwise keeping close watch.

She is still in Memorial Hospital and still quite coherant, although she does sleep a lot at this point. Her pain has decreased a great deal, which is at least serving to reduce her stress level. Her energy level is low, but she still appreciates visitors.

Family members are especially encouraged to visit.


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