22 March 2007

Where Things Stand

We had a surprisingly calm, normal evening last night. I think I'll be OK until Friday, when I go to the hospital with GH for the test. There's nothing I hate more than waiting for test results, so Friday will be a stressful day.

A bit more info about the situation. A stat read was done on GH's CT scan yesterday, and that did not reveal any obvious blockages in the main bile ducts. This does not mean that there is no blockage, but it is troublesome. The imaging that will be done on Friday will give us a much better picture of things.

As I mentioned, if there is a blockage, GH will have surgery same-day to place a shunt as a work-around. He will probably have to stay overnight at the hospital for this. As it would happen, my father-in-law arrives for the weekend tomorrow afternoon, so I will have another set of hands on deck to help me with the babies. He's way more calm and rational than my mother-in-law, which is good. He's also less comfortable with baby care, but I know he'll do what he can.

The twins are usually home with me on Fridays, but I've made arrangements for them to be at daycare so that I can go to the hospital with GH. Add to the list of reasons I [heart] my daycare: they are keeping the twins tomorrow gratis as a gift to me and GH. The told me not to worry about the time as far as when I could pick them up in the afternoon, and they offered to help out anytime over the weekend if we need anything. They are awesome.

Emotionally, I'm still taking things in. As I said, I think Friday will be my day to get hit with the reality of it all.

Keep the fingers crossed and the thoughts and prayers coming. It all helps, and it's all appreciated.

13 comments:

Rachel said...

Sending good thoughts and prayers your way.

bg's Little Sis said...

Snick, I just read this and yesterday's posts, I wish I hope I pray for a favorable result tomorrow for you all. As always, each of you are in my thoughts and prayers as well. If we can help in any other ways do let us know.

All the Best,
Lil'sis

Rev Dr Mom said...

More hugs and prayers for all of you...

Newbie said...

I am also sending good thoughts your way - to you and your family. Wish there was more I could do to help.

Leggy said...

Good luck tomorrow- I really hope its an obstruction and not the more worse (because frankly it all sucks) outcome.

Angela said...

I will be thinking of you and GH tomorrow, sending positive energy, thoughts and prayers your way.

That is wonderful that the babies' daycare is being so supportive and helpful. Please try and remember that people want to be there for you and you can ask for help when you need it, I think you will be amazed at how much people want to give.

Dorcasina said...

I'm glad you are letting people (daycare, father-in-law) help you. I wish I weren't so familiar with the liver/cancer link as I am. Holding you all--but especially GH--in the light. I am praying hard that your family's story gets to have a different ending than mine.

Just Me said...

Praying for you all.

Marie-Baguette said...

Hubby and I are thinking of you. All the best, MB

Anonymous said...

You've got it. You're both in my thoughts.

Kathleen

Jeralynn said...

Praying for you guys. Love and hugs.

ShabbyDoll said...

I'm thinking about you today. F**king cancer.

Christine said...

Snick, I've asked everyone I know to pray mightily for you, and I've posted a request for more prayer on my own blog. Prayer helped my beloved hubby get over the hump, and I know it will help you too. Sending my good thoughts to you.