Over the night, Lori had a big pain increase. She described it as “deep bone pain” and didn’t bother to elaborate any more than that. She told the nurse she wanted Valium which is a significant thing for us because Valium is kind of the big knockout punch of pain meds for her. It worked though, and she was able to rest and sleep. She also experienced a little bit of trouble getting deep breaths which meant the fluid was already back. They did an x-ray this morning to see, and sure enough the fluid was there again. So, Dr C (the interventional radiologist) signed her up for another round of draining and a catheter placement. They just finished with that procedure, and she is resting back in the room now. They got another 1700 cc’s from her chest. Sheesh. Should be easily managed from here on out with the catheters. Staying in the hospital at least one more night.
Her nurse was so good today. Sort of like Kiley and Nona from IU. She’s just perfectly cut out to do care-taking. Everyone who works with Lori has been really great actually. They are very loving, and it’s nice to be here.
Also, no kidding the food from the cafeteria is amazing. I love their salmon.