Lidia is still in the hospital and just came back from having another CT scan done. The surgeon feels there’s a possibility that this pain in her rib could still be caused from something other than cancer so they wanted to get a better view of that isolated area to get another look. The biopsy is a very invasive procedure that requires them to remove 2-3 inches of her rib and there are a MANY risks involved with the procedure. We want to avoid a biopsy… lets pray that an answer comes through in this CT scan… and that it’s NOT cancer!!!
We want her body to heal enough to get her to the point where she can at least get home to her daughter. She is still struggling with this C. Diff infection while at the same time trying keep the excruciating back pain under control. In order to get her home, the hospital needs to see that the C. Diff is improving, and she has to be able to go a full day relying on only oral pain medication and without getting nauseous (Trying to keep things down has been another huge struggle). She’s also developing a case of thrush in response to the antibiotics so now it’s hard to talk and swallow. We are going to try a new medicine for her C. Diff infection today to see if that helps. If all goes well, we’re hoping she can be released tomorrow.
The good news is that her sister is in town!!! Lidia was so happy to see her! It’s hard enough to go through something like this, but going through it without ANY family here has been really hard for Lidia. Honestly these last few days have just been extremely difficult for her in so many ways. However, this outpour of love from her supporters (old and new) has filled her spirit at the times it was most needed. The #OhSoPoshStrong hashtag campaign on instagram has hit over 1,000 pictures! She can’t believe it and some of the stories and comments that have filled her heart with gratitude and eyes with happy tears.
Isadora is staying SO STRONG. It’s very clear she is scared and missing her mom’s company, she is so optimistic at heart and continues to melt us all with that smile on her face so much of the time. Yesterday we went to the zoo and she pointed out a log that was shaped like a heart, and another log that to her looked like a dog chasing a rock! So much like her mama how she likes to look a little deeper at things. It’s spring break for Isadora and Lidia is really struggling with not being able to enjoy more time with her. So far Isadora has just been able to be up there for very short periods of time each day. Lets all pray that soon enough they’ll be able to spend a lot of carefree time together finding lots of new shapes in everyday objects ;)
And a side note for us moms who may be wondering how we’re going to get through a whole week of the kids being out of school wanting constant attention and stuff to do during spring break… let this serve as a reminder to be oh so happy to be able to see our kids faces (no matter how messy) for more than a few minutes a day.