We aren't going to be home for long. We went downstairs to the basement today and Lauren stepped on the scale, curious to see how much she weighed since she hasn't been eating very much. We couldn't believe when we looked at the scale that Lauren gained 29 pounds since her surgery day which was two weeks ago. It is all fluid. This is how puffy the poor thing is. I called Dr. Sonnenday's office and talked to his nurse. I told her about the swelling and that her incision site is weeping a little. She paged Dr. Sonnenday and he ordered a set of labs. We went to our local hospital for that and they faxed the results to him. He also wanted to see Lauren this Friday and ordered an ultrasound test for Lauren's legs to make sure she has no blood clots. He also upped her Lasix dose to Two 20mg. tablets instead of one daily. She seems to go to the bathroom a little more today. So it is off to Michigan for the day on Friday. Another weird thing that has happened is that Lauren is losing her hair again. She hasn't had chemo since Feb., but her hair was falling out in clumps. So, today after the hospital, we took Lauren and she got her hair cut really short, not buzzed. She looks cute in any hairstyle, but she was trying so hard to grow her hair long for her wedding. Just thought you all might like to know what is going on. Thanks for caring.
My beautiful daughter, Lauren Patrice, will live on in my heart forever.
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.