Why the Redwood Forest slideshow?

Judy had always loved trees, and in 2008 we spent some time among the California Redwoods. Some of the ingredients in Judy's chemo cocktail were derived from trees (not Redwoods but Yews). We always knew that Judy loved the trees, and the trees got their chance to repay her affection.



Friday, October 3, 2008

Midday update on Friday

Since some of our European friends are getting close to calling it a day I wanted to give you a quick update:

This morning, Dr. Phillips made his rounds and expressed his relief over the results of the CT scan which showed that the bowel resection is intact. Late this morning Judy was taken to radiology where the fluid in her lung-area was aspirated. She came out of this procedure OK but was quite nauseated because her NG tube (which removes stomach fluids) had been disconnected for quite a while. We won't know the lab results until sometime early next week in regard to the fluid--cancerous or not is the big question.

I talked to Dr. Weaver, the pulmonologist, and he, Dr. Phillips, and Dr. Howell have conferred in regard to Judy as a patient.

Right now Judy is finally resting again. Later on I will read her some of the cards that continue to arrive and show her the "treats" that arrived from FeFi and Lee just yesterday. I also hope that we are going to be able to have her sit in a chair for a few minutes; Dr. Weaver wants her to get back to some activity, ever so light and ever so gently. Anything that exercises her lungs just a little bit is good. We'll work on that.

She is allowed ice and water, and the liquid nutrition continues to be administered through her port. As "dessert" she is allowed to have a bit of diluted apple juice, but the doc doesn't want her to overdo it.

So, overall, things are a bit better than yesterday, but we're not over the hump just yet.

Jürgen

2 comments:

Nana (Deb Stevenson) said...

I am relieved that there are some improvement! I woke in the middle of the night last night and I prayed so much for our JuJu! Let's hope that each day will bring better news and she regains some strength. I know she is a FIGHTER! Love to you both!

mrs.eddie said...

Hi, Judy sorry I haven't posted. Improvement sounds good, but be careful of all that desert or you'll look like me.LOL Remember I'm praying each day is better and better.