Mom had her checkup yesterday. Dr. Brigdon is away, but she saw someone else. M&F commented that he smiles more. I guess that’s a good thing. He referred Mom to a cannabis clinic, as did Dr. Brigdon, to stimulate her appetite. Her consultation with this clinic is June 30, 2018, at 10:00am. Mom was pretty resolute in not being interested in cannabis because of the high would give, but her doctor explained that the clinic can set her up with treatments with a useful balance of THC (the high ingredient) and CBD (the counter to THC) so as to help her appetite, a side-effect of cannabis, but without making her high.
Mom’s biopsy is today. This will allow the lab to determine if the new medication will be effective.
She’s not up yet, but I imagine she’ll be stirring soon. The appointment is for 7:45am. I’ll keep everyone posted.
Mom now has a biopsy scheduled for Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at 7:45am. It should be a 20-minute procedure with a 3 or 4 hour rest in hospital. There is a 3~5% chance as stated by Dr. Brigdon, or 15% chance as stated by Dr. Oviatt, of having a collapsed lung, in which case Mom would spend overnight in hospital. I’ll keep everyone posted.