She's got a stent!
Hmm, not sure that post title should sound quite as positive as it does, but our Mayo-nic superpeeps were successful in getting a stent in the left side of the biliary system (aka, left hepatic duct). The plastic stent is about 1-inch above the still intact tube/catheter, which is internally and externally draining the right side of the biliary system (aka, right hepatic duct).
IOW, we remain in, as Thayne puts it, TUBE CITY.
The catheter tube... sucks. I'm just being honest. It's messy, uncomfortable and hard to keep clean. It will likely stay in for another month or so. As much as we despise Mr Tubey, he is very necessary. The catheter is actually helpful in reality. It's better to have the bile drain externally versus directly into her abdominal cavity.
Mom is resting comfortably with superbrother Thayne, who is taking religiously good care of everything down to her new scripts and upcoming wheelchair assistance at the airport.
They also took a biopsy of the tumor itself, as well as more brushings. We may yet get a for-real diagnosis sooner than later.
Thanks for everybody's thoughts! We hope to successfully have her back in Denver without pancreatitis and pain-free as possible by Friday morning.