Sunday, May 30, 2010

Day 37 Sunday

The hospital called at 11:30 to say mom's room was ready. I was surprised that they actually called. Of course the lady I spoke with said to check in at the heart center as it is a holiday weekend. After I got mom inside and found a place to park they told me we had to go through the emergency room. They did take her there in a wheel chair but I had to walk carrying her walker.

While we were waiting I was able to read some of the report from the surgery and now I really want to get a copy. It really said a lot of things that we had not heard before. It said that the dr told us about hospice which he did not. I think from reading the report that there was more invasive surgery than we were told about also.

She is back on the same floor and we knew all the nurses, CNA's, food delivery and cleaning ladies. Kind of funny it is nice that there are no male workers there.

I spoke with the nurse today and she stated that when they do her chemo they will move her to the 8th floor and then back to the 4th either that day or the next. We are not sure when the surgery for the port will be on Wednesday. We will probably find out on Tuesday as tomorrow is Memorial Day.

I spent a couple of hours with her today and we took 2 walks. The nurse told her she really needed to get up and around. Tomorrow we will try and take a walk every 2 hours.

I bought her a snap up robe and slit the sleeves and put in velcro so she can wear it instead of those lovely hospital gowns. Don't know if she will like the velcro or not. If not then I will buy the snap tape and put snaps in instead. I don't know why I didn't think of this sooner. If everything goes as planned she will be in the hospital for at least another 5 days so at least it will be nice for that short time.

Glory to God who is in control of ALL!!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Day 35 God is in control

This morning I was able to sit outside and read the scriptures!! Such a hot and beautiful day. I was looking at the butterfly tree that had been over 10 ft tall but froze to the ground this winter. It is really starting to grown back. But what is interesting is there has been a plant growing next to it. I wasn't sure what it was as the trunk is so big. I figured it had to be a weed to be so big but decided to let it grow. As it has grown I realized it is a sunflower. The leaves are huge and it is so healthy. I have NEVER grown a sunflower that has done this well. I realized that the seed for this huge flower had to have been carried by a bird or animal when I grew my puny sunflowers last year. This beautiful huge sunflower would not be there if I had not planted the seed, the animal had not carried it to my large bush and bush had not died. Hummm God is so awesome. We NEVER know what our actions will produce.

I Corn 3:6 I planted, Apollos watered, but God was causing the growth. So then neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but God who causes the growth. Now he who plants and he who waters are one: but each will receive his own reward according to his own labor. For we are God's fellow workers; you are God's field, God's building.

I planted a seed but had NOTHING to do with what was produced.

Prayer for tomorrow is that God will be glorified in all that takes place. Do I really beleive that what I believe is really real?? Let my actions show I really believe.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Day 33 Always a Dr to call or visit

Wednesday already!! Since my mom is not supposed to check into the hospital until Saturday I phoned her cardiologist and asked if I could bring her in to get her INR checked and they said sure! I was a little hesitant as Wednesday's at the cardiologist is usually crazy as that is the day they do all their stress tests. Well glory there was no one there as the dr is in France of all places so it only took a few minutes to get her checked. It was 1.9 which is low and what I figured. They called today and said to put her on 1.5mg of coumdin instead of the 1mg which the rehab had her on.

I phoned her gp's office to see if the dr. wanted to see her before she goes into the hospital and the receptionist said "I don't think so since she has been in the hospital and rehab". I asked her to please ask the dr. I surely don't want the receptionist making that decision. She phoned back a little while later saying the dr wanted to know if her INR had been checked. I told her I had just been in and then she stated that her file has nothing in it from any of the hospitals, rehab, oncologist, gyn or cardiologist. So my afternoon has included trying to call all these drs and getting them to fax all their info to her gp. I thought having all the health info on the computer now was supposed to solve all these types of problems, NOT.

Its 2:51pm and no word from the oncologist's office to confirm checking into the hospital on Saturday....

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Day 32 Always something new to learn

Did you know? The operating room is only open to emergency surgeries on Memorial Day. Well now you know and so do I.

I just received a call at 5:45pm from the oncologist office saying they were going to get her checked into the hospital on Saturday with the port to be put in on Wednesday and chemo on Thursday. I am supposed to get a call tomorrow to confirm everything.

With all these new dates I am going to have to get mom into have her blood checked for clotting time and get her into her gp for a follow-up on her meds and blood pressure, bummer!!!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Day 31 Sunday

After church today I had a call from my aunt that my mom was VERY upset as the home health care nurse was coming over. I wanted to be there when they arrived so I left right away for moms apt. When I arrived I asked mom if she truly believed that God has control of every second of our lives. Do we really believe that what we believe is really real?

The nurse could not find the place as neither my mom nor aunt could give him directions so he didn't get there until after 1. He was there for over an hour filling out paperwork so at least that is done now.

I received a call from my aunt around 4pm saying my mom had so much back pain and gas pain that she couldn't sit up straight. I told her there were two options either call the home health care nurse or take her to the emergency room. She opted for calling the nurse. They told her to get some gas x and colace. My cousin was there so said she would go get it.

We will see what tonight or tomorrow will go.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Saturday Home at Last

Goodness I sure got a work out today. I arrived at rehab around 8:30. I began to load the car while they served breakfast. Mom then decided to get dressed. She got a work out getting dressed all by herself. The nurse then came in and had me sign a few papers and went over her med list from there.

I took her home got her all unpacked and then went shopping at Walmart and Publix. I suggest NO ONE grocery shop on a Saturday. That took me forever.

After I put away all the groceries mom, aunt and myself went to lunch at Cracker Barrel. What a chore with two older women, one with a walker and one that needed one. I told them I was not going out with them again, lol.

When we got home I began getting her meds ready for the next couple of days. I REALLY suggest that if anyone is taking several meds and has been at the hospital or rehab that you bring the list of meds and talk it over with the dr. The nurse really knew nothing about the meds and changes. It took me almost 20 minutes and a trip to the pharmacy with meds in hand to figure out what changes were made. Some of the meds mom had were generic and they had been giving her name brands and vice a verca. One med she had at home was a generic for another med and now they had her taking both the generic AND the brand name. As far as I can tell they now have her one 3 blood pressure meds. She had 1 new med, a replacement for another, and a change in mgs on 2 others. I just know that after she gets out of the hospital she will have changes again. I had to write it all down so I can bring a copy to hospital when she goes in.

I got home after 1pm today. Someone is bringing mom a meal and then on Tuesday. A friend helped me to find a WONDERFUL website that you can use to schedule meals. It will be a GREAT help to know who is bringing a meal and what they are bringing. Mom said she would have loved a baked potato today and guess what they are bringing? God is SOOO full of grace.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Friday last day in Rehab

Today is the last day for rehab. Can you believe it is 5:31pm and so far uneventful. Too funny last day there and the activities director came to do a interview??? Found out whenever I go in she can leave. Will get all her prescriptions and will have to figure out what scripts are no longer being given and which ones have changed and then redo meds.

She walked all the way down to the ice cream parlor, went to the dining room to listen to some music and then all the way back in the afternoon.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

May 20pm Up and down day, Mom and Dad

Today was just one of those days. I had so many plans but had to do some work for my actual job. I planned on baking cinnamon rolls and taking them up. I remembered them as I was driving to rehab at 10am.

When I got there mom was in OT. I talked with one of the ladies who has been VERY nice and she gave me several print outs and a website for some things when mom goes home. After we talked the speech lady talked with me. She said she has noticed that my moms memory and understanding has gone down hill a little and she was concerned that my mom not go home and be by herself and perhaps consider long term care. I had just talked with my friend last night about what will happen if she can't be by herself. I told them I would come get her when the pastor came to give her the Lord's Supper. As I was walking back to her room I just broke down. I am glad her roommate was not there. While I was having my breakdown 2 pastors came in. We talked a little and then I went to get my mom. There is woman who is at rehab that is the mom of our church administrator so we got her also.

We had a WONDERFUL fellowship in the library just the 5 of us and took the Lord's Supper and they anointed both ladies will oil and prayer. What a SWEET time.

I got my mom back to her room and as lunch arrived another lady from church came to visit. After her visit my mom began to cry and I asked why. She said "there are so many people praying for me". I left around 2pm as my husband was flying in today from Denver. We went out to dinner around 4pm which was nice.

Just as I laid down on the couch this evening my dad called. He will be going to Seattle soon as his aneurysm has gotten big enough for them to do surgery. He is not sure if they will do the major surgery or the stint. He is supposed to call when he finds out.

I called mom around 6pm and asked how she was doing. She had just gotten ready for bed. I said "one more day" and she replied "kind of scary".

I did get a hold of the oncologist office again today and they said I will find out Monday what the schedule will be for next week. They will probably admit her on Wednesday. Sunday home health care will come and asses her.

So much still yet to come!!

Thursday May 20 am

As I was reading my bible this morning it came to me that anyone can pray for a miracle and when God answers, praise Him. But how do we act and how do we praise Him when He does not do a miracle? What is our motivation for a miracle? I have had a couple of people pray "powerful" prayers of healing, praying for the cancer to wither, flee and go. But not one has ever checked back to see how my mom is doing. Compassion, God wants compassion.

Yesterday my mom was I believe a little depressed. I don't know if its because she HATES change and will be going home on Saturday or because of the appt with the oncologist. She really will not talk about it. I went up thinking yeah she gets to get a real shower and get up and get going. She was not as optimistic as me. She laid in bed until almost 10am.

On the rehab side her roommate told me that the night CNA/orderly kept coming in every hour and standing at the end of her bed until she woke up and then went to my moms bed. He would leave the door open so she would have to go close it as no one would come back to shut it. She said boy was that creepy. I promptly went to the head nurse and told her "NO MALES are allowed in that room".

I stayed until around lunch and then phoned to ask her what she wanted for dinner. She said Chick Fil A. I said you just had that yesterday and she said yeah but I could'nt eat it all. One thing I do need to watch is that she has not been drinking enough again.

Well getting a LATE start to the day it is almost 9am. Off to rehab.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Day 27 Visit with Oncologist

First, good news my mother did get her air mattress.

I went up to rehab before lunch and my mom said "can we stop somewhere to eat, the food here is horrible". So we left around 1:30 and stopped at Chick Fil A. We then drove to the drs, around 25 minutes north. I prayed that we would not have to wait forever in the office. Everything I read on the Internet said he was always running about 50 minutes late. God was good!!! We got there early and actually got in before the appt. time. One lady was very angry as she said she her appt was at 2:20 and it was 3:30.

We didn't wait long in the room and we actually got to see the Dr not the nurse practitioner. He was wonderful!! He did say that he felt everything that has been happening is from the cancer and didn't want to wait too much longer to start chemo if that is what my mom wanted. She said yes she would try it. He was very honest in saying that some people tolerate chemo and some don't.

Because of her age and health he wants to do the first chemo in the hospital. She has to be released from rehab first so the plan is to be released on Saturday. Then hopefully she will be home for 4 days and then check into the hospital. She will have to come off her blood thinner so they can put in the port. He would like her to go in on a Thursday, get the port on Monday and then chemo on Wednesday. Chemo will take 6 hours. He said they would do a combination of two different chemos and give her stuff for nausea and vomiting. If she tolerates the chemo well in the hospital then it would be every 3 weeks and be in his office.

That means hopefully chemo will start in about 2 weeks.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Day 26 new problem

Each day sure brings something new. Glad I had asked the nurse about her test and that they told me nothing to drink or eat after midnight. Of course they brought my moms breakfast in this morning!?!?! We both told them she wasn't supposed to have anything. I started reading Hinds Feet on High Places to her today. I love that book.

I got there around 8:30am and they did the ultra sound around 9. While he was doing the ultra sound I kept looking for a nurse to ask about my moms back. I finally got the head nurse and she came down to look. They had just finished the ultra sound so she looked. She kept pressing and said "it doesn't look bad yet". Then she told me she didn't meet the criteria to have an air mattress. I gently placed my hand on her shoulder and said "I understand that you are the nurse but I am her daughter. I am not going to let it get worse before something is done, if I have to go out and buy an air mattress myself." She said if she could lay on her side it would help. I told her she can't as it hurts. The nurse then said "there is criteria we can't reposition her". We will see if it happens today. If not I will be buying something.

I had to pick up my aunt today as my cousin said her back hurt bad and she wouldn't be up today. When I picked up my aunt she told me my cousin phoned her and asked if she wanted to go shopping with them at Target, hummmm. I will let you all draw your own conclusions about that. I wondered how long that would last.

When I got back with my aunt the drs nurse was there and I asked my mom what she said. She said she told her to eat more. I knew there was more than that so I asked the nurse if she could talk. She said her pancreaces is inflamed so she was going to have some blood work done. She doesn't have gallstones so that is good but not sure why the other problem. Guess I will do some internet research on that. Of course it could be the cancer.

Tomorrow we are going to see the gyn oncologist. I was going to reschedule but after talking with several nurses they suggested I NOT reschedule. I guess I didn't want to go either and face what is to come. Appt is at 3:30pm and heard that you wait for almost an hour in the office. Would LOVE prayers that we wouldn't have to wait that long. She will also get her staples out. The office could not tell me if we would see the dr or the nurse practitioner? That is weird.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Quiet Sunday

Wow a great respite, and greatly needed. Wonderful with sisters in prayer this morning and wonderful worship at church and sermon.

Had to pick up some things for mom on the way today and got there around 1:30. My aunt and cousin left when I arrived. They had been there for an hour and my cousins back was bad so they won't be coming tomorrow.

I helped mom get up, washed and dressed. I even washed her hair in the sink.I did notice a spot on her tail bone so told the nurses. They were in the middle of shift change so don't know if anything will get done today but will make sure she gets an air mattress tomorrow. No bed sores needed!!

At 2 I took her to the ice cream parlor and she got a small cone and ate all of it. My aunt said she ate a good lunch so happy about that.

I asked at the nurses station when she was having her ultra sound and they said it is scheduled for tomorrow so she can't have anything to eat or drink after midnight. Wonder when or if they would ever have told her???? Prayers will be nothing wrong with her gallbladder.

I have done some research on the types of chemo they use for this type of cancer. Only one is pill or IV. All the rest are IV. One you stay in the hospital for 3 days and get IV fluids.
Most of them have a low blood count side effect, nausea, vomiting, hair loss.

I was so grateful for a friend at church, who has been a nurse for many years, who called and suggested that I get into the surgeons office asap so that he can take over her medical problems and will look at her from an overall perspective. Please pray that I can get in by the end of the week and no further added medical problems. Oh yes and that she can get her staples out.

I just received a call from friends at church that are on their way to visit with her. I know she will appreciate that.

Praise God from whom all blessing flow!!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Day 24 Tired

I am still sick but getting a little better each day. Mom didn't sleep last night so was tired today. They took her to PT, OT and speech. Its funny because speech therapy is really working with the memory. She plays card games and I think is beginning to enjoy it. The woman in OT said she really wanted to work on her balance which I think is a MUST.

I told mom today that I would call the oncologist office and ask them to send orders for the Rehab place to take out her staples but that we MUST see the dr soon. I will try and make an appt for Friday or the following Tuesday. The dr does surgery on Monday and Wednesday. We have to find out when and how chemo will be done.

The Rehab has not had anyone come in and do an ultra sound yet. Guess it won't happen until Monday now. She did put her on a low fat diet. My aunt said she ate a good lunch. I left at around 11:30 to go eat lunch with Mike. BIG mistake, Palm Bay High had their graduation and lots of people there after graduation.

Mom gets a break on Sunday from therapy so she will be glad!! It just amazes me that she has been back at rehab for 4 days and they have not given her a bath yet. They keep coming in and asking her if she wants a shower and she tells them she can't as she still has a dressing on her staples and I was told she couldn't have one by the dr until the staples are out. Crazy!!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Day 23 Mom's sick

Last night around 5:30pm I called mom and she said she threw-up twice. They gave her a shot for nausea and I think it made her sleepy.

I was well enough today to go up and she was eating when I got there. Of course she didn't eat much. The aide came in and gave her a bath and got her dressed. Then the lady came in to take her to PT. She did PT and they came in and took an x-ray of her stomach. Then they took her to OT. They said they would break up her ot so she wouldn't be too tired and of course they did not. I finally went and got her after she had been there for almost and hour.

When she got to her room she said she didn't want to eat, could she have an Ensure. I went to talk with the nurse and he brought her in a little cup of energy drink to see how she would do.

The dr came in and said her pancreas level was a little high and that could mean gallstones so she was ordering an ultra sound and maybe a CT. They can do the ultra sound at rehab but not sure what they will do to get her a CT. I asked if the cancer could be causing these problems and the dr said yes.

I came home to wash her clothes and nightgowns and will go back up around 5pm. My aunt is sitting up with her now so at least someone is there with her. I am sure she will sleep most of the afternoon if they let her.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Day 22 I am sick

Last night I felt like I was getting a sinus infection. Today I woke up feeling really bad so didn't go to the rehab center but to the drs at 10:15am. This is the first day that I haven't been with my mom :(. I was not looking forward to this visit as I had not been back for my follow up blood test back in January. My cholesterol was over 300. The good news is the nurse practitioner did think I had an infection but said with all my stress I probably won't be able to fight this off so she gave me a zpac. The bad news is the nurse pointed her finger at me and said "you will be back in one month for your blood work".

I phoned my mom at around 8:30am and she had a bad night. She had a lot of gas and didn't sleep. They gave her a pain pill but didn't help. She went to lunch in the dining room with my cousin and aunt but had to wait forever to be served and that didn't help the way her day went. They were supposed to come in a asses her today so she didn't have to do pt. Praying that she will sleep tonight.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Day 21

I find it hard to believe it has been 3 weeks since this all began. Right now it seems all consuming and feels like there is nothing else going on in life. I did sit outside and read my bible yesterday evening for a little while and did the same this morning. Connecting with my Lord is my life line. Why do we so often go outside of our relationship with Him.

I spoke with the dr at rehab this morning and she was surprised nothing was done at the hospital and she was there for 4 days. The hospital did not really have anything in her records either about what they did so we had to tell her all that happened. She kept apologizing for what happened and I told her it was not her fault and that I will be contacting the hospital about the admitting dr.

I got mom dressed and it was a beautiful morning so I put her in her wheel chair and took her outside for a while. I read the first 3 chapters of 1 Samuel. It was a nice time. The greatest part of this whole thing is spending time with my mom in the scriptures.

I told my mom today I would let her sit in her room to eat for a couple of days and then she needed to start going to the dining room. After I left she told my cousin and aunt that she was going to the dining room but she did not tell them in time. Tomorrow she is going to the dining room for lunch and my cousin and aunt will eat with her.

They did not start pt with her today but I am sure tomorrow will be the beginning. She is so weak and needs to build up her arms and legs. If she went home now I would be concerned she would fall.

I called the surgeon to let them know she is back at rehab and didn't have the filter put in. They are supposed to return my phone call so I can set up a follow-up appt with them. She is supposed to have her staples taken out in 1 week.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Skip to day 20

I guess as I blog all this I will skip around from day to day. Today (Tuesday May 11, 2010) was day 20 since this all began. This has been a LONG 4 days, which is kind of funny as they all have been long. Friday they found a blood clot in her leg. Her feet had been swollen since the surgery and her INR (blood clotting time) had been high so the dr at the rehab ordered a doppler (ultrasound) of her legs. I had just talked with the dr for the first time that morning and did not know that the dr had ordered this test. I was sitting at home resting and preparing to go to a fundraising concert that my husband had put together for the youth group. I just felt a huge sense that I needed to call my mother. I dialed her cell phone and it rang and rang. I hung up thinking to myself should I drive to the rehab facility before going on to the concert. Within 30 seconds of that thought I received a call from my cousin saying my mom had called her by accident and wanted me to return her call. I spoke to the nurse around 5:30pm saying she thought she needed to go to the hospital and be evaluated for a DVT filter (Deep Vein Thrombosis) but my mom didn't want to go to the hospital. I asked the nurse if I should come and she said she was quite upset. So I drove to the rehab and spoke with the nurse she explained everything to me and then I went to talk with my mother. She decided to go to the hospital so around 7pm we were headed next door to the hospital, via an ambulance. We had to go through E.R. again since it was after hours. We had the same dr as the first night. He was sure that she did not have a clot with her IRN level high and insisted that they would do another doppler as he stated the test was VERY dependent on the person doing it. The test came back that she did indeed have a clot and that they would be admitting her. She got to her room at 1am probably the exact same time as the first time we had been there. Then the wait began. The admitting dr did not come until around 6pm on Saturday. He said he would be calling in a vascular surgeon but nothing would probably happen until Monday.
Well Monday came and went and no surgeon. Today I decided if we did not see this dr we would try and get her transferred back to the other hospital that had 5 vascular surgeons. At 11am the surgeon appeared. I said "wow I was beginning to think you were a figment of our imaginations". Hi said "she was just admitted last night right". I said "no Friday night". He informed us he had just been contacted last night.
He began by talking about what might have caused the clot, but of course I know they will never know for sure. He was pretty convinced it was the surgery. He said that he would do the filter but that she was on the fringe of criteria to have it done and didn't suggest it. I told him I had done some research on filter and asked if it stopped smaller clots and he said no. I asked my mom what she wanted to do and she in turn asked the dr what he suggested. He said "if I step back and look at everything I would say no". So my mom decided not to have the procedure done. So we were back to square one. I went home at 2pm and left my aunt and cousin to visit for a while as told her to call when her admitting dr got in. She called around 3:30 to have me talk with the dr. He was totally rude and told me I did not need to be involved with her move back to rehab. My personal opinion is that the surgeon was upset when he found out she had been there for almost 4 days and let the admitting dr know what for. I will be writing a letter to the hospital about him. He is the second admitting dr that we have had problems with, more on that later.
I received a call around 4pm from my friend Charlene (my angel) saying she would be moved at 4:30pm. Another friend went up at 4pm to set with her for a while. I phoned at 5:30pm to find out she was finishing her meal and then would be headed to rehab. I phoned the rehab to see what would happen since she did not get the filter. They were all surprised and was not sure what will happen. Maybe I am "old fashioned" but do you do rehab with a clot in your leg??? They assured me this was a good question and that the dr there would make that decision in the morning when she got there. IF she is not doing rehab her insurance will not pay so tomorrow we will see what happens.

Monday, May 10, 2010

More on my journey

I thought I would take a little break on writing all the history and just blog. Today is day 19. Hard to believe day 19 with my mom since all this started. She is back in the hospital where she started all this with a blood clot in her leg. I will say more about this later. I know this is hard on her and it is also very hard on me. I think the hardest part has been dealing with the drs and nurses and trying to understand what they are trying to tell you or not tell you. Some other issues have been drs trying to get the patient out of the hospital as quick as possible, some drs with attitudes, some nurses with attitudes and not knowing what questions to ask to get the right answers and one dr saying one thing while another says something different.

I have always known that you have to be your advocate with medical issues but have learned through this that you have to learn to do research, research, research. I have also learned that I really do need to keep a record of what has happened each day. More later.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

In the beginning, Day 1 and 2

Wow, I have never blogged before but a friend said maybe I should to share what I have learned while I have been dealing with my mothers cancer, round 2. 3 years ago my mother was diagnosed with colon cancer. After the shock and awe, she had surgery and that was that. It was stage 1 and encapsulated. No chemo, no radiation. My mother was 77 then.

This past year she has been sick off and on, has had spotting and bad bowels. As drs go they of course treated her for 2 different problems. This is the major problem with specialists. A year ago she went to her gyn and he did a biopsy and ultra sound but found nothing. He told her to come back in 6 months if she still had the problem. As parents go of course she said nothing to me.

When we did go back to the gyn a year later they scheduled a D&C. In the mean time she began to have horrible pains in her stomach so we went to her GP. He ordered a blood test for cancer, did a stool sample and told her to take some fiber. The following Friday she had her D&C. On the following Monday we went back to her GP. He scheduled her for an appt with a gastro. dr as all her tests came back fine. Two days later her pain had gotten to the point that she could not stand it anymore so I drove her to the E.R.

Nine hours after we arrived at the emergency room she was admitted to the hospital. They did a C.T. scan and found a mass in her abdomen. I arrived home at 1:30am exhausted and was back at the hospital at 8am.

After talking with the admitting dr he informed me that he was sure she had cancer and it was bad. The dr was VERY unoptimistic(if thats a word) and the nurse was suggesting hospic. The dr then suggested we have her moved to another hospital where she could be seen by a gyn oncologist. That move happened at 10pm at night.

They moved her to the cancer floor at the hosptial but when I arrived they informed me they would be moving her to the women's floor as that was where the gyn preferred his patients. I spoke with the dr and he seemed somewhat optimistic about doing surgery but would do a full hystermecty, remove another mass, and a possible bowel resection. She had to come off her coumidin for 7 days before the surgery could happen. She was moved to the women's floor at 10pm at night. Then the wait began.