Jul 13, 2012 - 3:33 am
My mom had some chest pain and a cough in the middle of the night, so she went to the 24 hr center at city of hope. They drained her lungs and sent her home after she seemed to be ok.
She's been home with no new issues.
Then I get an email from the doctor that the fluid came back positive for cancer. He didn't really elaborate, other than they would monitor with chest xrays and continue to drain if needed.
I have asked him what this all means...and I'm sure I will eventually hear back.
I don't know if I'm freaking out for no reason, but I read Ginny and Jenny32's stories where fluid in lungs occurred near the end of life. Is this it?
My mom made a lunch date with some friends tomorrow- so I can only suspect she is doing ok. That's why I'm so confused.
I'll continue to do some research, but thought I would ask my trusty friends here for any insight.