After a week at our University Medical Center, all of a sudden there was a flurry of activity to get her moved out and sent home! She had her gastroscopy on Wednesday, and, no surprise, showed that her esophagus was inflamed from radiation burns. Besides the inflammation, she also had a pair of non-bleeding ulcers also from radiation. Mostly it will need time to heal. Unfortunately nothing they could offer was able to really take the pain from swallowing away, and it finally started to moderate the day of the procedure. Then, likely the endoscopy itself caused its own pain, and her improvement is sort of on hold for the moment. So now when she swallows, the pain is an "8" instead of the "10" she had her first days in the hospital. But she is able to sip water and tonight had a yogurt. After the weekend we'll head back to the Cancer Center for IV fluids and a check to make sure her improvement continues.