Jun 20, 2008 - 2:27 am
just wanted to send out an update to everyone. Mom did really well. The surgery ended up taking about 4 1/2 hours long. They removed her whole upper lobe of her lung, which about 1/3 of her lung. It came back that the spot on her lung was definitely cancer. They will find out from the pathology reports on Tues or Wed if it is definitely lung cancer or where the breast cancer has metastisized. She will be taking radiation and chemo for the breast cancer but no additional treatments should be needed for the cancer in the lung. So far it looks as if there is nothing in her lymph nodes. She is ICU tonight and will be there for the rest of the night and possibly tomorrow. They may move her to PCU(I think is what they call it) which is a step down from ICU. She can not go into a regular room until her chest tubes can come out. She did get sick after surgery, think she tried eating a little too soon because she was hungry and her stomach didn't respond well. Hopefully in the moring she will be able to hold food down. She is in a lot of pain and the surgeon said she would be in alot of pain for a long time and it would take her a long time to recover due to the seriousness of the surgery and how much they had to do in there. Anyways that is all for now. I don't know when she will get to come home. Thank you to everyone who has been praying for her and please keep her in your prayers.