Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Life is a rollercoaster...

...but today is definitely looking up--in all areas. If you haven't been following the Chrysler news, yesterday I was in a bit of a panic because some supreme court person was trying to stop the merger of Chrysler and Fiat and if this isn't resolved by June 15th, Chryler would have little choice but to liquidate. Which would mean no job, no insurance, NO GOOD. Thank goodness things turned around last night and it's looking better for Chrysler. I was in a bit of a panic though and was seriously checking to make sure that CICOA was hiring case managers and asking my friends questions about Cobra.

My mom had a doctor's appointment yesterday with a urologist because they found a tumor on her bladder. It is 99% likely that it is cancerous and a surgery has been scheduled for later in the month to have the tumor removed. While cancer is a very scary thing, if a gal has to get cancer, this is the one to get because they will remove the tumor and all should be fine. No chemo or radiation etc. The tumor will most likely grow back at some point so Mom will have to be checked every 3-4 months for this and if it happens, they'll do the surgery again. She'll be hospitalized a day or two and is doing fine.

As for Alexis, yesterday they removed her tube from her nose. They changed her order to ad lib so she's eating every 3-4 hours as much as she wants. She has to eat at least 45 mL or, if she eats every 4 hours, at least 60 mL If she doesn't eat this much, the tube will go back in. IF she eats well the next couple of days and puts on weight, she could go home as soon as Friday. There is a VERY good chance this won't happen and she'll go home later than that, but we'll see. She's currently weighing in at 6 lbs 10 oz (she was 6-9 yesterday). The cardiologist saw her today and he thought her heart sounded a bit better today than last time he listened to her and he is fine with her going home. The hearing screen has been ordered--it's one of the tests that has to happen before discharge. And Dr. P has been in contact with the discharge planner. Wait and see...

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