Lois and I arrived home at 5:30 pm. and its been a whirlwind of activity since. All the grandkids needed to come and see BaBa and she wanted to see them, too. I made a run to the pharmacy in Ottumwa to pick up Lois’ pain medication – the only prescription she has – along with over-the-counter stuff to keep her from getting constipated from the pain meds.
This morning they confirmed the test yesterday on her bladder showed no problems and the labs from this morning were all within parameters. About 8 am the nurse removed the bladder catheter and Lois has urinated normally since then. She also continues to have normal bowel movements. We waited most of the day for the lab work on the abdominal drainage tube which finally came back and then we waited for a resident on the surgical team to remove it and that happened about 3 pm. The discharge process moved quickly and we were out of the hospital parking lot by 3:45.
Lois is sore and tired but very happy to be home. We know we face 6-8 weeks of healing before anything else can be done about the tumors in the liver. In fact, the oncology team doesn’t even want to meet with us until after the first of July. So, we’ll wait.
I’ll continue to update everyone every couple of days for a while and then stretch it out to a week. You’re welcome to email for updates.
Again, thanks for praying.