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.)

Friday, January 4, 2008

Less bile, more smile!

That is one corny title. It could be a Hallmark card, except for the word bile. That doesn't make it in very many greeting cards, which I think is a shame.

Anyway, here's the brief synopsis of today's procedure. Dr. Lane was successful in putting in a drain for the bile, which is really great news. And while he couldn't get a proper biopsy like he would have liked, he was able to get some cells from the pancreas, I believe. These should be enough to diagnose the type of cancer, though Dr. Johl will make that call. We'll be talking with both doctors on Friday, and it seems likely that Patio will go home Friday, even though no one has said that definitively. We're trying to get the bone scan before she goes home if we can. It will take about two weeks for the jaundice color to clear up completely.

It was really great having Courtney with us in the hospital today, and I'm happy that she and Brooke posted such loving messages for Patio. I'll be bringing in copies of all the comments to share with Mom tomorrow. Thanks everyone for contributing. It's a big support.

Much love,


At January 4, 2008 9:34 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Dave, Thank you so much for creating this blog. I'm extremely grateful to be able to get news about your Mom as I can't be there in person. She is very special to me. I'm so glad she has such a loving and supportive family to be with her now. I'm not surprised to hear she is joking with the nursing staff and facing this situation with such grace. That is "so Pat". She is a blessing to all who know her.

Dear Pat, Don't make me come out there! Just kidding. But I will! No, seriously, I just wanted to let you know that I'm thinking about you and praying for you (and your family) everyday. What great news that they were able to get the drain tube in place--and you may be able to go home today! It stinks that you have to go through this--but I hope knowing how much you are loved will comfort you and give you strength. You are an inspiration to us all!

I got the news out to the WMC and All Pacific gang so there will be lots more prayer warriors out there for you!

Ken, Kelsie and Justin send their love.

I'll talk to you soon.

I love you my dear friend,

At January 4, 2008 10:02 PM , Anonymous Pookie's friend said...

Sharing is caring, so thanks for sharing!
Don't lose hope and anything positive and helpful!
Hang in there!


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