Monday, August 2, 2010

Update

Hi there, this is Lucinda (Lucie's daughter) guest blogging for Lucie while she is recovering in the hospital. The good news is that she is resting (somewhat) comfortably in recovery, and should be released within a day or two. The bad news is they could only perform part 1 of what was supposed to be a 2 part procedure. Part 1 involved installing a drainage tube in her stomach to ease the blockage, while Part 2 would have established a feeding tube into the small intestines. Unfortunately they couldn't find a location in the small intestines that did not have cancer cells, so Plan B is to use her existing port that had been used for the chemo as a delivery for nutrition. We don't know anything more at this point but we'll make sure the blog is updated as we find out more information. As always, thanks to all for the continued support and concern.

14 comments:

Katie :o) said...

Ohhhhhhh.... Love to Lucie!!!! I was so hoping everything would go well. Drat about part 2. Darn, darn, darn! But it sounds like part 1 will give some relief. Glad that went smoothly. And very glad that an existing port can be used to help out nutrition. Please tell your mom that we're thinking of her, rooting for her, and sending GREAT BIG HUGS!!! Love from Katie (Trombone WTB)

grandma B said...

We appreciate the update Lucinda. Our family has your family in our thoughts and prayers. It is so nice that you and Rob are there. We love you !

Marche Dean said...

Thanks for the update Lucinda. I am very sorry to hear it did not all go to plan, but Ihope the other options go ok.
Best wishes to Lucie

Anonymous said...

Lucinda, Thanks for taking the time for posting an update for us. I know this is a busy and stressful time for you. Please give my best to your spunky mother.

Margaret said...

Best best wishes from Margaret in Florence, Italy...thinking of you!

russgerme said...

Rita and I are glad that Lucie is resting and OK. Lucie, you are always in our prayers. Jerry too. Thanks Lucinda.

Jan said...

Cinda, please give your Mom and Dad hugs, and I wish i could hug you and Max as well. Thinking of you all lots and lots. Hang in there--

Lori Carter said...

Lucinda,
This is Lori Germer in Seattle....We appreciate the update. Please tell Aunt Lucie and Uncle Jerry that we are thinking about them both.

Please keep us updated. If there is anything I can do for you here in Seattle while you are gone...please let me know.
Lori

Cybèle said...

Send her my very best wishes Lucinda. I have only known your mother for a short while (through Ravelry) and she is one special lady.

Bev Thompson said...

Hi Lucinda!
It's Bev Germer (in Seattle.) We really appreciate the updates on your mom. Please let her know that many prayers and positive thoughts are being sent her way. Also, know that we are thinking of you, Max, and Uncle Jerry. If there is anything we can do please do not hesitate to ask! Take care and hang in there.

Mean Mama said...

Please give Lucie my continued good wishes -- Rosemary

debl said...

Well, shit. (Pun not intended. Ok, maybe a little.) I'm so sorry that things didn't go according to plan! I hope she still feels better than before with the new plan. I'm thinking of her, and you and the rest of the Germers... (Max and Anya's friend, Debbie)

emily said...

thinking so much of your family right now. lucie, jerry, lucinda and max... love you all. lots of good thoughts coming your way from slc.

winterpills said...

holding yo all in the light. love, philip