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Posted 2016-06-03T16:22:41Z

Mom is in surgery

Justin asked me to provide an update because he needs to try to get some sleep while mom is in surgery. I took as many notes as I could while he explained what he heard from the doctor, but he'll correct and update once she's out.[...]

Posted 2016-06-03T14:07:36Z


After many hours of waiting for things to happen, they all came together within a few minutes this morning.  

Mom's nurse came to tell us they'd take her for the TEE in a bit but a few minutes later a surgeon walked in and said he'd like to operate today. The TEE was of lesser importance but he figured there was time so I went with mom and Jay stayed in case a doctor made his rounds. (The TEE is important because the infection in her blood is growing even though they've been hitting it hard with antibiotics.)[...]

Posted 2016-06-03T10:31:39Z


After the MRI they drew blood and later came back again at 4am to draw more per doctor's orders.

Suggested after the MRI to take Dilaudid less (PCA) because of the Valium, but Nurse Denise now suggests every 12 minutes on the PCA.[...]

Posted 2016-06-03T06:12:16Z


The MRI scheduled for 9pm finally started rok king at 12:45am. Mom was ready for it since we told her it was scheduled and she asked for it increasingly until we arrived at 2am.[...]

Posted 2016-06-03T00:36:00Z

Highs and lows are levelling out

When I got to the hospital around 7pm mom woke up and was excited to see me. She gave me a long hug and wanted to know where I came from and what time I had to leave to get here. Just like mom, always caring more about others than herself. She seemed to know that I had been on a roadtrip with our family in the Soutwest before coming here.[...]

Posted 2016-06-02T17:31:06Z

Headed for another MRI

I connected with Jay around 1:00 his time for an update as he has been there all morning. Here is an update from what he knows. 

They have not completely ruled out the ruptured disks. It could be that mom has a spinal infection where the disks ruptured. Mom has been asleep for the last 3 hours, which is good since she didn't get any sleep last night. Her nurse, Daniel, is concerned about the level of CO2 she's getting because she's in such a deep sleep. [...]