Quick update. Preliminary biopsy results came in. Mae Lyne is apparently cancer free! No cancer was found in the lymph nodes nor was any found in the surrounding tissue outside of the mass itself. The mass was definitely malignant. We are relieved beyond what words can describe. The only not so good news is that she possibly has pneumonia in her left lung, which is not the one the surgery was performed on. They have her up and walking with all the myriad of tubes and lines. She is taking her breathing treatments and doing well with the inhalation therapy. The possible pneumonia has delayed her release from ICU. She is still being fed IV due to the beating her throat took during intubation. They want to make sure she can swallow properly before they let her eat and drink. They are letting her suck on ice. Things are looking up and pressing slowly. I want her to get to a regular room so I can have visiting hours instead of visiting minutes!
Please keep the prayers and positive thoughts going. They are working and she is improving.