Ana’s doing very well at the moment. Her best friend Lauryn came for a visit and motivated her to get up out of bed and moving around for the first time all day. She is in good spirits and looking forward to more visitors, so I’m going to try to arrange it with some friends. Ana told me she would love to get some email directly (I showed her this site). Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. She would also love to get some texts from friends and I plan to email a few people directly to encourage their kids to reach out to Ana – it will really make her feel better.
We still don’t know much more than we did when the day started. Jim saw the surgeon who showed him the CT scan. He said the tumor is massive. Apparently that’s the word the surgeon used. I’m afraid to look at the CT scan results, but the surgeon may come back in tomorrow and show me. She is getting the biopsy tomorrow. I’m terrified that the tumor is malignant, but I am also terrified that if it’s not malignant then they won’t be able to shrink it, so what does that mean for her liver?
Ana’s mood is up and down. She can get almost abusive at times, and then burst into tears and apologize a minute later. I am trying to stay calm through this kind of thing – she’s actually been doing that for the last six weeks or so and I know now it’s because she’s been sick. It’s hard to act like a parent and not let her get away with whatever she wants (like not getting out of bed all day because her stomach hurts), but I have to remember that I am in charge. She has to get out of bed or she will just get sicker.