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05-21-2008, 09:06 PM
My mother went to the doctor today. They removed the tracheotomy tube and sutures from her neck. She looks a lot better now without that thing sticking out of her neck. She can also eat now.

The doc did give her some good news. They had removed the lymph glands from her neck and they had received the lab reports back. Zero cancer in them. That's a great thing because it means the cancer was localized and hadn't started to spread at all.

Her spirits are much better now and I think she's going to be ok.

05-21-2008, 09:10 PM
That's great :woot:

05-21-2008, 09:22 PM
Fabulous Guy! Glad to hear it!:muah:

05-21-2008, 09:34 PM
:yay: :cheering: :yay:

That's absolutely FANTASTIC news, Mason...I can feel your relief from here. I am so thrilled for her great news and prognosis - God is good.

05-21-2008, 09:38 PM
That's great news! :cheering: :hug:

05-21-2008, 09:54 PM
What a relief, her recovery will go even faster now.

Jan in CA
05-21-2008, 09:58 PM
That's wonderful news! :yay:

05-21-2008, 10:08 PM
I AM NOTHING SHORT OF thrilled!!!!!!!!
how can I say how happy I m that she has such a positive prognosis
I AM THRILLED, thrilled, thrilled!!!!!!!!

thanks for the update
can I still knit her a few hats?


05-21-2008, 10:11 PM
What amazing news!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for the update!


05-21-2008, 10:13 PM
can I still knit her a few hats?


LOL sure, she'll still be doing the chemo thing. While the cancer hadn't spread to the lymph glands they'll still want to do it just to be certain.

05-21-2008, 10:34 PM
I'm so glad to hear the lab reports came back clean, and that she's able to eat again (now go buy 5 gallons of her favorite ice cream for her!). I know that's got to be a huge load off of your heart.

05-21-2008, 10:38 PM
That so wonderful!! i wish her a speedy recovery.

05-21-2008, 10:39 PM

05-21-2008, 10:45 PM
Great news, Mason! I know she's feeling much better now. Having you there has helped alot!

Sewing Angel
05-21-2008, 10:55 PM
That is awesome! I'm sure a huge weight has been lifted from you all.

05-21-2008, 11:06 PM
Whew! That's great news. Maybe all our prayers helped. And they continue to come.

05-21-2008, 11:24 PM
Thats fantastic news Mason! :heart:

05-21-2008, 11:27 PM
Wonderful! Such a relief this must be. :cheering:

05-22-2008, 02:36 AM
Mason, I am extremely happy to hear such wonderful news. :cheering: :happydance: Thank for the update.

05-22-2008, 03:47 AM
Awesome news! :)

05-22-2008, 06:15 AM
What wonderful news!!!! Yay!

05-22-2008, 07:43 AM
That's good news, Mason. I'm glad to hear it.

05-22-2008, 09:16 AM
That's terrific! Please let her know that all of the KHers are pulling for her!

05-22-2008, 09:33 AM
I'm so happy to hear such GREAT news!!!! It must be a huge relief for the whole family.



05-22-2008, 10:13 AM
So happy to hear the good news! Thank you for keeping us updated and continued blessings and prayers for you and your family.

05-22-2008, 10:16 AM
:yay: YAY!! Great news!

gotta knit
05-22-2008, 10:30 AM
Thanks for sharing such wonderful news. Glad to hear it!

Wanda Witch
05-22-2008, 11:23 AM
The best news of the day. Now on to a speedy recovery. A tremendous weight off all of your shoulders...Yipee!

05-22-2008, 11:29 AM
I'm glad you've had good news.

05-22-2008, 11:50 AM
Thanks everyone. I just spent some time on the phone with the medical supply company, and faxing documents back and forth, to get her equipment and supplies ordered.

What a pain in the posterior! Even though it was plainly noted on the order form faxed to them by the doctor, they overlooked the artificial voice unit that will allow her to speak. That just about sent me over the edge as that is the main piece of equipment being ordered for crying out loud!

After some discussion and making the guy actually read the stupid form he finally found where the thing was noted to be ordered. He does this for a living?

After some discussion we decided to order a different unit than the one specified by the doctor. They have a unit that is just as high quality and durable, but is capable of voice inflections for better expression as well as having a more natural sounding voice. They also have a special pricing on it this month and it's $100 cheaper than the more artificial sounding one.

He also said that if she doesn't like that unit she can send it back for the other one and just pay the price difference.

Her stuff should come in some time next week.

05-22-2008, 12:11 PM
Great news Mason. :yay: I hope she is more comfortable.

Dealing with medical suppliers can be a hassle. We literally had to jump through hoops to get my Mom a walker when she was in the hospital once. The hospital didn't have any "loaners" so we had to get the doctor to order it. She was in the hospital for almost three weeks--I think it finally arrived 2 days before she was released. Geez!:doh:

05-22-2008, 12:31 PM
That is wonderful news. Having gone through this with my father, my thoughts and prayers are with you both. I'm not sure what you call them but you can knit up or crochet some of the little bib things that go over the trach opening. I made lots of them fo my Dad in colors that matched all his shirts.

05-22-2008, 03:44 PM
Wonderful news. I am so glad. Sorry about the problems with the medical supply. But good news overrides the bad. :thumbsup:

05-22-2008, 04:02 PM
AWESOME!!! What a huge relief!

05-22-2008, 04:04 PM
That is wonderful news, Mason!!

05-22-2008, 06:52 PM
This news brought a big smile to my face, thanks Mason!