kamataca Posted April 14, 2007 Share Posted April 14, 2007 OK, so I'm really not that superstitious, but Mom is back in the hospital. Even with daily, 3-hour hydration, she is not doing well with her esophagus problems due to the radiation. She is barely able to choke food and her meds down (she drank "one whole can" of Ensure the other day--and that took all day), and they often "get stuck" and come right back up. Even drinking water gives her grief. Thrush is developing in her mouth and throat. Hopefully she will only be in for a few days. I know that this problem will pass, and they are trying to keep her numbers up until it does. She was able to keep down a spoonful of mashed potatoes and some applesauce yesterday at the hospital, partly due to some new meds she is getting. I just hate seeing her like this. She fights so hard and is so strong, but it is really starting to take its toll. She hasn't had a break from chemo since last July, and they are thinking of giving her one now. I am afraid that it is because her last scans showed no improvement, even with the radiation and chemo. There was no progression either. Trying to look on the bright side. Prayers, as always, are appreciated. Kelly Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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