Thursday PM: Just got back from visiting with Margaret. She looks much better than she did when they released her from the hospital last Saturday. She has been in tests today in prep for surgery tomorrow. She has a bad heart, so they will place her on a support machine that takes the place of her heart and lungs during (and maybe after) surgery. We had a good talk, lots of laughing and plans for her homecoming. I took photos of Tazz, her poodle, for her to look at. Incidentally, her oncologist is out, as she is 100% cancer free as of tests yesterday.
Thursday AM: Today we know what Margaret is dealing with. She has a severe blood infection and inflammation and collapse of the lungs. Surgery is scheduled ASAP and includes scraping the lining of the lungs (volumizing). Today she got a slim chance for survival, providing her heart can withstand this surgery. Her daughter, Lisa, is in another hospital after undergoing major surgery last week. Needless to say, she is frantic to see her mother. Please continue to pray for Margaret and her family.
Wednesday PM: It was touch and go for Margaret this morning. They drained her lungs a second time. The doctors say her condition is fatal, but there is a slim chance she will survive. Her sister Kaye arrived from PA to care for her. We are praying around the clock for her to fight and not lose the will to live.