Anyway, gf called dad around 2:30pm today & told him they were prolly gonna do surgery today! Something about taking skin from somewhere else to repair the area where the skin is all nasty & dead. Dad said he was down in the dumps til she called. He told her he misses her yelling at him. This made her chuckle a bit. She also told him she should be home by Monday.
I am concerned that she will die on the table tonight. I tried calling her & there is no answer in her room so she must be having surgery. Plus if they couldn't wait until after the holiday to do the surgery, she must be pretty bad. Dunno if she has a DNR or Advanced Directive or anything of that nature.
I also worry that the hospital bills will wipe them out. They are both on SS only, which doesn't amount to much.
I was telling a friend of mine about this who is a medical insurance biller & certified coder who has also had a lump removed from her breast. She agreed with me that it doesn't sound good. It is her contention that if the docs send the gf home Monday, it is to die.
The other thing that crossed my mind but I didn't tell my dad, is that often people feel really good just before they die. I know my ex-brother-in-law did that. He was in really good spirits & joking around the night before he died.
In further conversation with my dad tonight, I found out the doctor told my dad he was pretty certain it was cancer, but would know more after the test results come back. I will have to give my dad a call tomorrow night at some point so I can see if he learned anything more, since he is going to visit her tomorrow.
Time will tell, but I have a really bad feeling about this, especially since the Chaplin went to visit her yesterday.
I am really looking forward to the distraction of a pink cadillac and a glimpse of the King, while attending the wedding of two interesting internet folks, whom I have never met!!
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