Keeping memories of Lauren alive after her incredibly brave fight against Cholangiocarcinoma (Bile duct cancer).
Friday, May 31, 2013
Friday Afternoon Post 5/31/13
Lauren had a peaceful night and is still sedated and on pain meds plus all of her other meds. Mark and I got a good night's sleep at Bruce and Sis's house. Gio stayed all night with Wo and said he slept ok. Bruce is on call again. Sis was up early for a run and came to the hospital. Mark and I went to Denny's for breakfast and I had a crying fit. I have been so good for so long and then today has been very difficult for me. I think I scared our waiter away with my tears. He kept peeking around the corner before coming back to our table. Sis thought it would be beneficial for all of us to sit down with Lauren's ICU attending today to make sure we all understood what was going on. It was a very frank discussion. One that was very difficult to hear, but we must be prepared for anything. We wanted to be sure that Lauren is comfortable and the docs assured us that she is not in pain. She is being weaned off the nitric oxide which is a good thing and her vent settings are a little lower. She continues to need blood products which is not a good thing. This means her liver is not working very well. All we can do is hope and pray for a miracle. On a lighter note, Wo received cards from Jacqui and Bruno (Gio's brother and his fiancee'), and Bruce and Debbie (parents of Wo's friend, Christine). We got a very nice Edible Arrangement from Matt and Katie, (Wo's cousins). I am sure we will enjoy it very much. I wish Lauren was awake and could eat some. She loves canteloupe and pineapple. I feel bad for Wo's nurse. Lauren's filter on her dialysis machine gets clogged from time to time with clots and it just happened. They need to change the filter and she unhooked a hose and the pressure blew blood all over her cute t-shirt. Luckily she had another shirt in her bag and ran and changed it. I know I have said this a million times, but the doctors and nurses here are all so nice and treat all of us like family. They all care so much about Lauren and we are so grateful. We are also very grateful for all of you. Here are a couple pics from Wo's room. We have a wall for her cards and the cross is right by the entryway of her room. I will update later.