Saturday, November 10, 2012

More changes...

Update on mom, by Kevin
Mom had a bit of a rough evening last night with night terrors. It was hard for her to fall asleep, and the doctor said that has a lot to do with being in a hospital for long stretches of time. She took some medicine and that helped her fall asleep.
 In the morning she had her xrays. Unfortunately the tube is again clogged and there is some more build up so we may have...
to go in a 3rd time to remove the current tube and place a new one higher up on her diaphragm to help get the fluid out. On top of this the doctor wants radiology to put in a very small tube in the upper part of her chest to help drain some of the fluid in a separate higher pocket. Also, she is malnourished due to a lack of appetite. They mentioned feeding her directly into her viens through her port or a feeding tube directly in her is now scarfing down her breakfast and drinking her water, and I'm about to go get her a Muscle Milk to help supplement everything. We are making sure we don't need that feeding tube!
 Also, they see a suspicious area in her lung that the infectious disease doctor thinks is pneumonia and she is on antibiotics for that right now. It is suspect that she has had pneumonia for a long while now and we just didn't know it and that half of the right lung and part of the left was collapsed before even coming to the hospital. We don't at this point know when she will be able to come home. She will at LEAST be here another 3 days, probably more.

Visitors are more than welcome, and Mom enjoys the company!, but I'm going to help streamline things.

Visitors please TEXT Dad  to let him know when you are coming to visit so that he can let you know if there are any conflicts at that time.

If you want updates please check FACEBOOK for them. It's hard and both emotionally and physically draining to re-tell everything that has, is, and will happen.

WASH YOUR HANDS. Before entering the hospital room there is a hand sanitizer - ALWAYS use it before entering the room. :)

If you are sick, were sick, or were in contact with anyone that has been sick, DO NOT VISIT. She has a compromised immune system and is more susceptible to other illnesses. If you are sneezy and coughing b/c of allergies, let's just be careful and get the allergies under control before visiting.

All of this will help everything run nice and smooth, keep Mom healthy and help her get some rest. You guys have been awesome and thank you so much for being here for Mom during this time.

Thank you all for the prayers and thoughts and keep them coming! :)

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