we had to get her down on her side on the floor...she just laid there terrified and immobile..utterly passively afraid of us touching her underside. no obvious masses..but sadly her ribcage was long ago shattered along her sternal line. it has healed on its own since then but you can easily feel where it was caved in.
she has lost 4 pounds since sept 11th...nothing on the bloodwork or physical exam explains this.... probably an underlying cancer somewhere. rosie is old...rosie is utterly traumatized by past cruelty in her life...no point in tormenting her to go looking for something that we can't fix...rose is now officially palliative care with symptom control.
we will see how long she wants to stay with us here.
love you rose.
phoebe's pathology is back...a little bit inconclusive but probably not cancer, at least not from the cells they reviewed (the pathologist was hedging his bets.) phoebe is therefore not palliative...sigh...good news, i guess.