Shell was discharged at noon today. As I write this she is resting comfortably in her own bed.
Dr. Souf was in early this morning to look at things. Spent up to an hour with the Doppler machine trying to find pulses and to figure out this unique situation. Unique in that the tissue is alive though the pulse is irregular. He believes there is,or was some clotting that will dissipate as the blood vessels and good tissue continues to grow. We all have a good laugh when he shakes his head,smirks and says "Shelley you are unique"! He will continue to see her as an out patient with our first appointment being Monday, anytime. Being unique has its privileges.
We have been spending all afternoon getting supplies and medication in order to make Shell as comfortable as possible. She is still very sore,tired and doesn't have much of an appetite. I was given a crash course by Stevo the LPN. Shell gave him that name and we have been calling him that for the last few days. I now know how to empty the drain and record fluid color and level. As well as change appropriate bandages on various areas.
I would just like to add that Shell had the same night nurse as before, though she was very good. She obviously had been talked to. As she apologized for situation and her and Shell were able to have a good talk . Shell had a good nights rest which helped in her feeling good enough to come home.
We were also told that Dr. Meier will call us with pathology results within next couple of weeks. We have a scheduled appointment with her on April 11th. I believe this is to be given name of Oncologist who will be handling Shell's treatments. We are hoping that the Sentinel Node was clear so no radiation is needed.
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