I went to see Helena for a short time this afternoon. She was happy to see me. Her Mother and brother-in-law came in a few minutes later. She was drifting in and out of sleep, so we didn't stay very long. She is getting Ensure so she can get some nutrition even though she's not eating much. One thing that concerned me was that she didn't realize today was Friday, she thought it was still Thursday.
I expect that she will be in the Hospital at least until the middle of next week. It will probably be longer, since her main doctor will be out of town next week at a conference.
Her doctor called me late this afternoon on the way to the airport. He said that they were able to get the level of calcium in her blood down, but her liver is not functioning well. He still thinks they will be able to get her through this.
Here is the address if you wish to send cards:
Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111-2497
The phone by her bed is turned on from 11am to 9pm for incoming calls. The phone number is 215-728-3418.
Visiting hours are 11am to 8pm.