Saturday, April 14, 2007

The Big C

I arrived at the hospital yesterday and find my mom talking to another doctor. Yep. An oncologist. The tumor was not only cancerous it had come from another source. They ran a CT scan on her and her lungs and stomch were clear but she did have some swollen Lymph glands near her broncial tubes. Since the preliminary stains from the tumor suggested lung cancer they are very supicious of her bronchial tubes. If they can't find the source... which occasionally happens, they will do a broad based round of Chemo. On top of the four weeks of brain radiation she already has to have.

She can't do this in hermiston where she has no one to help her. So she is going to have to do it here. Which means... yeah. But my dad can't stay here. No room. So...

Sigh. Have tons of decisions to make in the next couple of days.

But think of the research I will have done if one of my characters is ever sick!

5 comments:

Kerry Blaisdell said...

Hang in there! We're all rooting for you, your mom, and the babies -- and the rest of your family. Sheesh! This is not something anyone should have to go through.

Lexi said...

Oh, Teri, I'm so sorry. I'll continue to keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Don't forget to take care of yourself too.

Linda said...

Hugs and prayers.

Bonnie Ferguson said...

(((Teri))) Sending good thoughts to you, your Mom, and your whole family.

The (Mis)Adventures of a Single City Chick said...

Thinking of you and your family during this very difficult and challenging time, Teri. Big hugs.

Christina