Monday, May 7, 2012
Mom had an early flight back to Houston this morning, so we were up at 3 a.m. She has been having abdominal pain near her liver for awhile now, but last night it was excruciating. In addition, she woke up with a fever higher than 100F. She took a hydrocodone to help with the pain and to relieve her fever, and we left for the airport.
When Mom arrived in Houston, Pat picked her up and they drove straight to MD Anderson for a blood draw. In about ten minutes, she will see Dr. Das. If her liver enzymes are elevated, then her liver is probably swollen, occluding her bile duct. To determine if that's the case and where the blockage is, they will put a camera down Mom's throat with dye. Then they will insert a metal stint in the area of the duct where the blockage is.
It sounds as though she will have very little notice, as they told her that if her enzymes were high, they would be taking her into surgery immediately. Please pray that the doctors provide the absolute best course of treatment for Mom, and that God keeps her safe during the procedure and long after. We will keep you posted.
Written/Posted by Jenn.