Kirsten hasn’t suffered any hypertensive crisis episodes since yesterday morning, which is fantastic. Doctors continue to run tests, and we wait for their analysis, which takes days. They want to keep her in the hospital to monitor her for safety reasons, as the episodes are potentially life-threatening. Endocrine is still leaning toward a chemo-related cause, but nobody is confident of that at this point.
I continue to be frustrated by the systemic problems with regards to documentation and administration of medicines. I don’t have time now to go into the problems we had this morning (I’m at work).
They’re trying to wean Kirsten off the dilaudid for pain, and transition her back onto oxycodone and oxycontin, which she takes daily at home, mostly because of the unpleasant side-effects of the dilaudid.
Sorry for being brief, but there’s really not much to report. Thank you all for your concern and words of support and offers of help. I’m keeping it all together, barely, and don’t know what I could ask for besides your well-wishes.