Thursday, October 21, 2010

I know I need to post some update pictures but they may have to wait for a little while. I may be away from a computer for a couple of days.

My Granny has been in the hospital for about a week and a half. She went in because her red blood cell count was low and she was dehydrated. The dehydration was fixed with an IV but it look a little while longer to figure out what was causing the low red blood cell count. The docs have discovered she has colon cancer. She's decided to do surgery now rather than waiting. The surgeon can't get her in today so they'll probably remove part of her bowel tomorrow. This wouldn't be too bad for someone younger but she's 91 so any surgery is dangerous. The surgeon has kept her on clear fluids, so we're assuming he is planning on getting her in tomorrow.

Right now, I'm planning on taking my boys to see her tonight. Don't know if we'll hit actual vising hours or not, but Mom has worked in that hospital for almost 40 years so I think we'll be able to get in without too many obstacles.

Hopefully, since this is laproscopic surgery, there won't be any complications and she'll come out of it perfectly. But this isn't a perfect world and it doesn't hurt to be prepared so we can be pleasantly surprised!


Joysze said...

Sarah, I'm sorry to hear about your granny. *hugs* I hope everything goes perfectly during her surgery and she'll be up and about as quickly as possible.

Ineke said...

I am very sorry to hear about your grandmother. I hope the surgery goes well tomorrow and she will be recovered as quickly as possible.