Mom: Surgery this weekend

November 19, 2009 at 7:18 pm (Uncategorized)

So the full body PET scan they did came up with nothing, so the doctors have decided that they need to go in and do some exploratory surgery Saturday morning.

Even this “exploratory” surgery is going to be risky – in order to get to what they’re trying to “explore” they still have to somehow dig down and get to the center underside of her brain against the spinal column… without hurting her further in the process.

Assuming it goes OK, they’re still expecting to have to keep her for a number of days afterwards both so she can recover and so that they can keep her for observation to make sure she doesn’t start brain hemorrhaging, etc.

Dad has asked if LabGirl and I can watch their dog during what will likely be him spending pretty much day and night at the hospital by her side.
I have to clear it with LabGirl, and figure out some arrangements with the cat (as both the dog and the cat have a mean streak and I could easily see them getting into it), but I’m sure she’ll be fine with it.

The sadder side of me is of course thinking that if there are any complications at all, Saturday morning may be the last chance I get to see my mom.
But let’s just pray that’s not the case.

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