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Friday, February 25, 2005

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Update...If the following was posted any other time but this week I would be bouncing off the walls with happiness. I AM very happy but the joy is taken out of it. I found out today I am going to be an Aunt! My sister is going to have a baby! It is her first and this will be my first niece of nephew from my family. I am happy...I really am. I am so happy I could cry.

Since I am tired and do not want to write it all out again so here is the e mail I have sent everyone.
Hi again

A lot has happened since the last update. Mom went to see the specialist Dr. S. (OB/GYN) on Thursday and he sent her to the ER. She was feeling weak and had not been able to keep anything down. It appears now that there is an obstruction in her bowel. It may be that part of the cancer has broken off from her ovary. It may also be just an obstruction from who knows what. We don't know yet. We know, at least we are very sure that there is no cancer in her bowel because she had a colonoscopy recently and nothing showed up. So...there may be cancer on the outside from where a piece has broken off from her ovary but pretty sure it is not on the inside. Yet another good thing.

Because of all this Dr. S. has sent her to Vancouver General Hospital today at 3:30 by ambulance. He feels that she will be able to get better treatment over there. Dad is going with her so will be away for a few days. She had a CT scan this afternoon and that will determine the treatment plan. They may decide to operate right away or may decide to wait until Monday. The doctor thinks she will be there for a couple of weeks. She will likely get chemotherapy there.
Right now she is very tired and just wants to get the operation. Dad is holding up okay but he has not been sleeping.

That is all I know for now. Thank you for all your prayers, words of encouragement and e mails.

Love Barbara

PS-Again, if you have any questions please feel free to call me between 5 - 9.


Blogger Busy Mom said...

I'm sorry you and she have to go through this, hang in there, things will calm down for you. My prayers are with you and your family.

3:22 p.m.  
Blogger deni said...

It seems that things are moving along pretty quickly. I hope they get the surgery done quickly and that they get all the cancer.

Sending Blessings and hugs your way.

3:36 p.m.  
Blogger Robin said...

It always seems strange that good things and bad things can be happening at the same time. Thinking of you....

7:36 p.m.  
Blogger thequeen said...

Warm thoughts headed your way!
YAY on becoming an aunt!:)
Your mom will get better quicker with better care:)

9:52 p.m.  
Blogger wanda said...

When it comes to physical ails it seems when it rains it pours. It's as if our body is saying "hey if your going to fix that part, fix me too". I know your Mom must be exhausted by now. Your Dad as well. I am hoping and praying that this turns our well for her. For all of you.
It is a wonderful thing about your sister's impending parenthood. And her first no less! What a joy that will be. For all of you!

10:34 p.m.  
Blogger Leslie said...

It sounds like your sister's wonderful news came at the right time. You guys need something positive right now and that's all the more reason for your beloved Mom to fight.

You must be absolutely exhausted. I'm sending strength and love your way.

8:00 a.m.  
Blogger David said...

Sometimes and very often unexpected joy does come our way during troublesome times. There is nothing wrong with expressing that joy and you might find it gives everyone including your Mom a huge lift.

Praying the doctors make the right decisions for your mom and for strength for your whole family.
David (txoceanlover)

10:34 a.m.  
Blogger Keri said...

Glad to hear about your sister's happy news... Will be thinking about you and your family as you all await the news of her treatment plan and surgery.

6:36 p.m.  

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