Jul 16, 2007 - 3:03 pm
So sorry Mom's not feeling well. Can they give her any pain meds to ease it up a bit? Is the growth a lymphocele that can be drained to alleviate her pain? I completely understand how uncomfortable she must be, and how helpless all of you feel. Sometimes it's hard to know what to do for the person, and sometimes it's even hard for the person going through it to tell you what would help them. Other than what I mentioned before, is there anything your Mom does to keep her mind off of all of this - reading, hand-work, watching movies, etc.? I know it's probably hard for her to eat and drink right now, and she may not even have an appetite. But it is so important to keep it up as much as possible. Maybe just some small snacks every hour or so, so she doesn't feel overwhelmed with having to eat a huge meal. Keep the liquids nearby, maybe a cup that keeps things cold if she likes that, or even one that keeps things warm like tea.
I wish I could offer more. If you have other specific questions I'm sure we can offer more suggestions. Until then, tell your Mom we miss conversing with her and can't wait till she's back on line. Give her our best, and as always. . .