Friday, January 05, 2007
Mama ER update
Mama ER was in and out, with no complications, by a little after 7 p.m. I forgot to mention she will also have a chest tube for four or five days. She will be set back a little on general physical rehab, but after tapping her three times, the doc thought this was best for her.
Mama ER will undergo a "procedure" this evening, which is kinddoctorspeak for "minor surgery," to fix a leak around her left lung. The surgery -- I mean, procedure -- will be sometime between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
It's called talc pleurodesis. Read about it here, but ignore the part about cancer.
Basically, they'll put her under light anesthesia and withdraw fluid from around her left lung -- for the fourth time since her surgery -- then spray talc in to cause the exterior wall of the lung to adhere to the thorasic cavity.
Prayers, please -- and good vibes, happy-happy thoughts and well wishes.
Y'all, I am not kidding. The past few weeks I have sensed that I am being held up by y'alls' and others' prayers.
That's an amazing procedure for its simplicity. It's a wonder anyone even thought of it, ain't it?
geez, er, i know this has got to be grueling for you. delighted to see you retain your sense of humor in your time of crisis; speaks volumes on the depth of character of the boy your dear mother raised.