Surgery waiting has become all too familiar a game. This time I’m the one waiting in the Boston surgery waiting room while Clay manages the 2/3rds at home (with a little help from Grandma Pam).
After 10 hours of planes, trains, and automobiles, I arrived at the Yawkey Family Inn last night at 11 to be here bright and early for her 7:30 surgery. She’s going back in today to lower the spit fistula again and check the growth of the lower end of the esophagus. There’s a possibility for connection, but not likely.While we lost some ground last week when it pulled off the sutures, it has grown in width and diameter which will help it to be stronger in the long run. So we once again try to be patient and ride out this rough journey. Lydia is hanging in there and being pretty stable which is all we can hope for. Anyone else would be very critical, but with all her issues, she’s doing well for her. She was pretty puffy this AM before surgery since they had held her diuretics but we’ve seen her far worse. I think she’s grown a little in length and some more fluffy hair on top, but not looking quite as red as before.
I want to send out a big thank you to Angel Flight for getting us free tickets on Southwest to fly out here. If you’re looking for a good charity to donate to, they help families and patients fly to their appointments or in our case, helped arrange a flight for me to Boston. Every little bit helps!!
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