Time slowly ticking
Waiting an arduous deed
On our recent Tour Bus Trip to Savannah and Macon my mom began showing evident signs of respiratory distress. While watching her like a hawk (trying to observe without her realizing), I prayed we would make it through the trip without an out-of-town visit to a local Emergency Room (ER). Behind the scenes, I arranged for her to go to the ER promptly upon arriving “home” — straight from the bus. She was immediately admitted, and during a 5 day stint — nearly a gallon of fluid was removed through diuretics, and nearly a quart of fluid from around her lung. The tests indicate the dreaded condition that begins with a “C” …
A lung biopsy was performed to determine if she is a candidate for the least invasive treatment using a “pill”. The drawback is only 15-20% of the population are candidates. Since she is a non-smoker, the odds are “scooched a bit higher”. We were informed it could take up to a week to get the results … a delay from the Easter Holidays.
After three (3) weeks away from Texas … the first week for the art show, second week for the trip and third week for her hospitalization, I went home to Texas for a couple of days … to change winter clothing for spring, lay eyes on my husband and “kids” so they would remember what I look like and vice a versa 😀 and to spend Easter. All well knowing after a couple of days, I would drive back to south Louisiana to be available for her first appointment … or at least I thought.
Following directions to call each morning to inquire if the results arrived, only to hear so far the same answer … “not yet”! Now it will not be until next week. Back to TX I drive tomorrow.
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