Topic: Lauren's Theraspheres
After waiting for almost a week and a half after Lauren's mapping for Theraspheres, I finally broke down and e-mailed her radiologist that will be doing the procedure. I had called the number I was given by the nurse practitioner three times last week. I finally reached the nurse practitoner on Friday last week. She said she would speak to the doctor on Monday and call us. Well, today is Wed. and still no call. We hadn't heard anything about Lauren being a good candidate for the procedure. I felt that if we hadn't heard anything, that everything was still a go. I was right. the wonderful doctor e-mailed me about 20 minutes after I e-mailed her and she apologized for nobody getting back to us. She is so busy doing procedures like this that I couldn't be upset with her for not calling. It was up to her nurse and she kind of dropped the ball. I'm sure she is really busy as well. She said the mapping went great and Lauren's lung shunt was only 7.1%. From what I understand, the amount that can go to the lungs has to be under 20%, so 7.1 is great!! They ordered her Theraspheres yesterday and she will be having the procedure next Wed. May 16. My birthday is the 15th, so what a great birthday present that would be if the procedure kills the tumors!! I will keep you all posted. Please say a few extra prayers for Lauren. Thanks. Love you all.
My comments, suggestions, and opinions are based on my experience as a caretaker for my daughter, Lauren and from reading anything I can get my hands on about Cholangiocarcinoma. Please consult a physician for professional guidance.