We made it to the 1:00 consultation with the radiation department today. Unfortunately, Erica woke up this morning in a lot of pain on her right side.
By the time we were at the 1:00 appointment her pain was out of control. The Radiation Oncologist made the call to cut the appointment short and send her the emergency room. The emergency room has ordered a CT scan of the chest and abdomen. They want to ensure the pain isn't attributable to the liver biopsy that was done this past Monday.
The emergency room doctor also spoke with Erica's primary Medical Oncologist Dr. Hwu, and they have decide to admit her to the hospital again. It's a little after 6pm right now and there aren't any rooms available. As soon as a room becomes available they will transfer her from the emergency room. The emergency room got her an IV going and has been able to get the pain knocked down to a tolerable level.
One day at a time, it's simply one day at a time.
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Harvey & Erica Braden
Journal of our journey with a Metastatic Melanoma Diagnosis. Erica was diagnosed Stage 3 in January 2010 and then Stage 4 in April 2018.