Tandra is going to be admitted to the Hospice Hospital for a few days. They are going to re-evaluate her pain medication regimen and probably switch her to a methadone pump, and to do that they need to keep a very close eye on her for a few days. This is something we've been discussing doing for a few days. She will go in this afternoon after her regular appointment and be there for three to five days, roughly.
We had an appointment for lab work today. They called us before we even got out of the building and told us that her hemoglobin was low and she needed a transfusion. When she told them she was checking into the hospice hospital in a few hours, they said she could go ahead and get the transfusion there.
When we got there her nurse told us the rest of the results of the blood work. The chemotherapy isn't making any difference at all. I don't know why but I'm not really surprised by this.
At this point we will start looking at M.D. Anderson in Houston for some more aggressive options, and also continue investigating experimental treatments and nutritional and naturopathic treatments. If there are no aggressive or experimental therapies available, it will just be comfort care from here on out.