Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Medical Weirdness Runs In My Family

We just can't play "by the book," it seems. Mom is doing really well in all aspects of her recovery, except that she's leaking a mystery fluid (which is now assumed to be chyle) at an alarming rate. The weirdness that put her back in the hospital over the weekend is now thought to have merely been a rather severe reaction to a cephalosporin. There was no infection (a huge praise), and everything looks great.

She's gotten three of her drains out, and is spinning her wheels at home, but the two remaining drains are collecting an abundance of this chyle at present, so they stay in. There is most likely a fissure somewhere that is allowing this fluid to leak out, and unless it heals spontaneously, we're looking at more surgery to locate and repair it. Obviously, no one wants that, but we can't get her to stop leaking!

Thanks again to everyone for all the continued support, prayers, and positive thinking on my mom's behalf. If she could just get rid of those stupid drains now, she'd be back in full swing in no time. What's worrisome is that she can't proceed with the treatment of the cancer (if such treatment shall be required) until this issue with the leaking chyle is resolved.

It's all very frustrating.

19 comments:

  1. Oh, that has to be disheartening. I'm happy to hear that there was no infection, and will continue to keep her in my thoughts.

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  2. Hugs to you and to her. My dear friend Sara had drain problems that were resolved. I just tell you this to let you know it's not uncommon, and this too shall pass.
    Your mama sounds like a survivor.
    When it's all over, Bella should read the book Ida B. Not now; it's too soon. (Mom in book survives cancer)

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  3. Sorry Mom has sprung a leak. Hope they get a medical "finger in the dike" and she is home soon on the way to full recovery.

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  4. It seems like the drains are the biggest headache of the whole thing for everyone. I'm praying that they stop draining so she can move forward with whatever treatment is required!! Hugs!

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  5. Oh Belinda, I just read about what all your mom and family have been going through.

    Please know that my prayers are added to all those she's already received.

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  7. I'm clearly way behind on blog reading... I'm so sorry about your mom. Sounds like things are going well so far though. She'll be in our thoughts and prayers.

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  8. Loving and praying and thinking of you all.

    xoxoxo

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  10. So hey...this is your old friend from Gibson Hall. You know...your roomie that tolerated doves with no cage! I occasionally check your blog to see what's going on. I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. I hope that she is doing well. Andrea is beautiful (as always) and so is Bella. I miss talking to you. E-mail me at taffimarchand@tx.rr.com. Love Ya

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  12. Belinda:

    Just stopping by to say hello and Merry Christmas and get mooned by a turkey over here...I'm so sorry to read about your mom but glad to know she is recovering well.

    God bless!

    p.s. belated birthday wishes to your adorable girl!

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  13. So sorry about your mother darlin'. All my best thoughts to you and your family. When I first read that the leaking fluid was called "Chyle", the first thing I thought of was tea. Sorry! Wikipedia said it *is* milky though...

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