Basically it's when fluid surrounds the heart. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pericardial_effusion . She was diagnosed with a cancer(I forgot the name) about 1 year ago. She seems to get progressively worse every two months. She goes into surgery tomorrow morning to cut open her back to create a window for the fluid to drain out.
I think the worse part of the whole situation is hearing my wife breakdown over the phone and I can't do anything about it because I'm deployed.
Whatever your faith is please say an extra prayer for my mother in-law to make it through this and for my wife to have the strength to make it through this as well.
Thanks Tacoma World family.