Michaela had surgery on Tuesday night. She came through just fine, though the results are not what we hoped for. The tumor has spread a lot and there wasn’t much usable bowel left.
The day after the surgery was hard for Michaela. She felt nausea & terrible heartburn and the medication to help with that made her very groggy and barely able to communicate.
This morning with the nausea and heartburn subsiding, she needed less meds and seemed more like her usual self. We even went for a walk through the hall, though we only made it two laps rather than her usual seven.
Right now we are waiting for her to recover from the surgery to see if her bowels start working and if she is able to receive nutrition orally. Meanwhile, she is still being fed intravenously to keep up her strength and help her heal. Tomorrow we will see the oncologist to get more information about her options going forward.
We really appreciate all the people who have come forward to offer help. Right now things are changing so rapidly, that we have not been able to create any sort of system to organize the help. We are just taking it one day at a time. Many people keep offering, and that is the best as eventually what we need and what they can do match up. Food is an easy and appreciated way to help, you can call at Mado 828-273-2402 to set it up.