Dr. Elmacken (the pediatric oncology fellow) came in and dropped the latest bombshell. Still no biopsy results, but she explained that the tumor may not be EHE as they initially thought. This is one of the reasons it’s taking so long to get the final results. They sent the biopsy slides out to a specialist in California and we will hopefully get the results back tonight or tomorrow. So hold off on your EHE research folks, this may be a different animal entirely.
Meanwhile, Ana’s pain is back – not from the biopsy, but the same lower right abdominal pain which landed her in the ER in the first place. She’s now taking Tylenol with Codeine (the morphine was making her very constipated) and she seems to be feeling a bit better, but then again she hasn’t moved from her bed much today. Last night was rough because that’s when the pain came back and it made it very difficult for her to sleep. She finally got some morphine at about 3 a.m. and slept for a few hours.
I am very happy to report that she’s eating well today. She had cornflakes and an Ensure juice box for breakfast and lots of lo mein (thanks mom and dad) and another Ensure for lunch. So, at least there’s that.