Friday, July 08, 2005

With Gratitude

TP's procedure went well yesterday. There were no tumors, and for that, we are eternally grateful. It was discovered that she has pancreatitis. I am fairly certain that it is related to the high doses of prednisone and Solu-Medrol which she has been on over the past year. I'd like to have a case conference with all the doctors involved in her care to discuss where we go from here. I want to know how they will treat the biliary duct stricture, the pancreatitis, the severe anemia, and the lupus nephritis (which is currently in remission). Her main doctor at Children's is out of the office until Tuesday, so we'll just wait to see what he says about all of this.

So, the scary part is over, and thank you, Lord ,that there is nothing more "serious" going on with her medically. TP took it all in stride - the doctors and nurses just love her. She is going to make a great nurse or doctor herself some day! We are now actively researching colleges, and making appointments for tours and discussions with financial aid officers and academic counselors. She is going to "shadow" a nurse and her main doctor at Children's in the next two weeks to help her make up her mind about which profession she wants to pursue.

Today's been a busy, productive day with the girls - washing cars, washing the dog, cleaning bedrooms, etc. - how I love the "normalcy" of these kind of days. I am grateful when my life is "boring" like this!!!


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