Saturday, August 15, 2009
Today is mom and dad's 55th wedding anniversary. Unfortunately, they're spending their anniversary in Methodist Hospital, because the doctors are still trying to figure out the cause of dad's problems. Is it infection? Is it the stent? It it his lymphoma? Why is he still coughing? WTF?
In case you haven't been keeping track, dad's been in and out of Methodist Hospital and St. Elizabeth Hospital for the last 6 weeks, give or take a week. It started out with a bout of jaundice which required replacement of a stent which was originally implanted three years ago due to a surgery he had to remove a tumor caused by his lymphoma. Since then, there have been problems with the stent and intermittent fevers which nobody has been able to accurately diagnose. And the cough. Did I mention the cough? Again...WTF?
Yesterday dad's stent started draining in ways it wasn't supposed to drain. However, when that happened, his fever went down and he started feeling better. So, now the plan is to turn him back over to the radiology team which is the team of doctors that originally inserted the stent. Confused? We are, too.
Dad has now been under the care of the medical team, surgical team, infectious disease team and now back to the radiology team. Fingers crossed that there will be a solution, soon.
In the meantime, Happy Anniversary, mom and dad and...