Mom had a hard day. We didn’t expect it, but her intuition was right. As always. She just didn’t feel confident about leaving the hospital and I’m glad we didn’t. We are having a hard time adjusting her pain medication level and were fighting the symptoms all day including nausea, vomiting, itching and constipation. We battled these things most the day. Also, moms heart rate starting to spike pretty high and so they did an EKG just to be sure all was well with her heart. She checked out great of course. So all we can conclude is that she is struggling with the pain meds.
Tonight we decided to only use the meds as needed. Not as prevention of pain. The epidural was prevention, but we can’t treat her with oral drugs this way. That may mean mom’s pain will spike more, but that is to be expected. And once we know her pain is spiking, we will treat it.
As for the side effects of the pain meds, those are also being treated on an as needed basis and we are hoping this will even things out so we can get back to recovery.
Tomorrow we may hear from Dr. Dodson on the biopsy. Please continue praying for the best case scenario. It’s just so crazy we are all praying for ovarian cancer. And at times, it’s incomprehensible that she is here in the hospital fighting cancer. But we are here and she is battling this disease and with all the love and support you have all shown, her road to recovery and her cure isn’t out of reach. She’s a fighter and she continues to be uplifted and strengthened by all of us. Thank you friends and family for loving her the way you do. With this sort of love, no matter what we face, we can get through anything.
“Love is always bestowed as a gift – freely, willingly and without expectation. We don’t love to be loved; we love to love.” -Leo Buscaglia
Love you all so much. Night.