Monday, May 14, 2012

Sweet Momma ~

My sweet Mom went to heaven to join my sweet Dad on Mother's Day.
Thanks to all that were holding her and my family in prayer.
So thankful for each of you !

My Mom will echo in my heart forevermore....

Thursday, May 10, 2012

More On Mom ~

Mom is still in the Cardiac Care Unit.
Her three day stay in CCU has turned into
day 15, as of today.

I think I mentiond in my last post the day after surgery that had to put her on dialysis due
to and unexpected problem with her kidneys.
She is still on the ventilator :-( which concerns us....
she is breathing on her own as well and has done so for up to five hours without
the assistance of the vent.

There have been issues with getting her upper and lower heart rhythms in sync with each other.
Yet more issues with her blood pressure.

Yesterday we were informed she now has CDIF a highly contagious bacterial infection,
not all that unusual in a hospital setting (surprised).
Now visiting her requires scrubbing in, and wearing a gown and the likes.  Removing gown
in the room prior to re washing to leave the room.
Antibiotics started right away and usually takes a few days to a couple weeks to treat.

We are now faced with the decision of allowing a tracheotomy (sp) to be done so they
can take her off the ventilator.  The plus, she would no longer have to remain sedated, she
could be alert and aware of our presence. It would also allow her movement, sitting, and hopefully soon
get her up and walking.  Lots of risk staying on the vent, pneumonia setting in, blood clots from not moving and more infection.

So much to think about.

Mom's twin sister and my cousin came out last Saturday.  My Aunt has remained and is staying with
me. Many trips to the hospital with my little Khloe in tow, she has  been such a trooper.
Khloe and I have been sick for this last week so I am not able to visit Mom, which is very hard.
Some amazing women from our couples Bible study have provided us dinners, what a gift that is!!

Please keep my Mom, Margie in your prayers.  Sorry I don't update days go by
far to fast.

His Will be what echos from my heart today.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Prayers ~

Just time for a quick update;

Mom's surgery (triple bypass) went well, though it went 7 hours, two hours past the expected time. Had some bleeding issues so she required a transfusion.
Morning after surgery her kidneys decided not to do their job so she was put on dialysis and remains on it, one week post surgery.  She is also still on a ventilator but managed  breathing on her own for approx. 4 hours yesterday.
Kidney function numbers are improving...she has had her eyes open the past two days.  So great to see those blue eyes again.
Heavily medicated as you can imagine but aware that we are with her.
Mom's twin sister is staying with me at this time.....good for my Mom and great for me. She is a big help with my little Khloe.
Khloe, well she's helping us all just being Khloe :-)
Please continue to pray for my Mom (Margie).
Missing my blogging family!

Big Hugs!

Thankfulness, it's what echos from my heart today........