Karen's doing well. She's been at Overlook hospital in Summit since Monday. She met with the Pain Management doctor today. She was planning on getting discharged today but that plan changed around 4PM. Luckily I had not told the kids and so they were not crushed.
She's going onto some additional pain medication, fairly heavy duty stuff. The scale as I know it goes Asprin...Vicodin...Morphine...Dilaudid with Fentanyl being the top.
Karen's been tipping this pain medication scale the last couple of days but once the Dilaudid wears off she's in trouble. So there's some new cocktail that they're starting today. Because of the strength they'll ease her up onto it over the next few days and possibly send her home by Saturday.
She'll be on this combo for about 1 month and will also manage her as she comes off of it. This'll be a tricky month as she can't drive during this time. We'll have to figure something out as I need to get back into the office.
Karen's awesome though and you can't keep her spirit down. Her Facebook status last night read "Mandelbaum, Mandelbaum, Mandelbaum".