for Pat Adair, and the people who love her...

Our beloved Pat got some shocking news recently, and we're off and running on a mysterious medical adventure. Not an adventure we would have picked, but we're off just the same... (If you're new to the blog, start here.)

Saturday, January 5, 2008


This is Dave writing. Mike and I brought Mom home from the hospital today and she had two meals in the fridge from friends in short order. Mom's happy to be home, but is tired and is surprised how difficult it is to walk, given the pain in her hip. She'd still appreciate company, so feel free to call or come by, but call first.

Here's a summary of what's happening, and some next steps:
  • We'll probably get the biopsy results by Monday or Tuesday, which will determine the type of chemotherapy suggested. With no conclusive biopsy results, they'll have to do a needle biopsy, which isn't too involved.
  • The preliminary result of the bone scan is that there is something unusual where the pain is above her hip, but it doesn't appear to be cancer.
  • We'll meet with Dr. Johl on Wednesday, but the topic will be determined by whether there are biopsy results.
  • There will be more blood tests mid-week as a follow-up on the jaundice treatment.
There are still lots of unanswered questions, but there's nothing to be done about it. It will all be revealed soon enough, I guess. Mom's trying to be patient. I'm staying over Saturday night, but Mom will be on her own, assuming that she can handle it, starting Sunday...


p.s. We'll still post information when something comes up, but we probably won't post as often as we have sofar. Add comments if you're inclined - Mom will see them, and I get them delivered to my e-mail.


At January 7, 2008 7:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Aunt Pat!
I'm so glad you are home now. Hospitals really give me the creeps and I hate it when anyone I know has to stay for long!! It sounds like you've got some compitent doctors taking care of you - mondern medicine is a wonder! I love you and am so greatful for the time we were abele to spend together over the holidays. You and yours make Christmas for us!!!
I love you all...


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