Worried but working
Thursday, April 11, 2019
So I'm back in Texas working but I'm worried about my mom who is recovering from surgery and staying at a rehab center in Kansas.
2 weeks ago today she had another tumor removed. This one had reached 20 pounds and was holding 6 liters of fluid. It literally looked like she was delivering triplets!! She was in ICU for 3 1/2 days and in a regular hospital room for a couple days past that. Then I took her to the rehab center. The next day I headed back to Texas to finish working the tax season. On April 20, I will head back to Kansas and be there until she is able to do everything on her own PLUS she will be having an ultrasound 3 months after surgery to make sure it's not coming back. If it shows nothing, I will be coming home. If it shows that it's growing again...I don't know. Thus I'm worried.
I'm also worried because several staples came out and the center was having to change the dressing several times a day because of blood and pus. She went back to the surgeon on Tuesday, he cleaned it and packed it. She is also on some antibiotics as she did get an infection. Today I got a call from the facility that they need to do a test on her stomach area plus the lungs because she is always short of breath. I told them THANK YOU! as that was making me worried.
Work - we are on the countdown! In one week, I will be unemployed. I'm not looking forward to no paycheck but...I am looking forward to being with my mom.