Thank you to everyone who is praying for Gail. When I left the hospital about five yesterday afternoon, she was in a lot of pain and had just recieved doses of pain meds and anti-nausea meds and she was sleeping. If only the pain could be controlled so she could sleep deeply for decent lengths of time so healing could take place. I was there when a doctor came in, but this doctor was new, not familiar with her histroy, so she really couldn't make any decisions or answer any questions until she had famiiarized herself with the case. She did say she was going to call the doctor at the University hospital in the Cities who did the Whipple procedure in August and find out if he would rather have her up there for treatment.
I am heading back to the hospital shortly, hoping I'll find a pain free, smiling daughter, ready to go home. However, I know that will most likely not be the case. Your continued prayers would be appreciated.
I'm thankful that the hospital is only five miles away as this whole area is in a BLIZZARD warning for today and tomorrow. Predicted snow depths range from 7 to 10 inches with extremely high winds. If this all comes true, driving much further than that will be out of the question.
Yesterday was my birthday, so after I left the hospital I met hubby and our daughter and son-in-law for dinner at Olive Garden, one of my favorite places to have a special meal. As always, it was very good, and we had a nice time. I had received a beautiful card, handmade by a daughter-in-law, phone calls from two other sons, and emails and cards from other family and friends. And Sunday my three sisters had cake and tea and gifts for me before we attended the college Christmas choir concert. I am so blessed!