Friday, March 25, 2011

Friday's Update

Another great day!  Thank you so very much for all your prayers and caring thoughts and cards and flowers!  All the doctors and nurses come in and remark how loved mom must be by so many people.  Thank you for doing all of this for my mom.  The doctor decided not to attempt the feeding tube placement today because he wanted to give her insides more time to heal before they attempt it again.  So the plan is that they will attempt the feeding tube placement again on Sunday.  They will also repeat the CT Scan on Monday to see if the hole in her stomach is healing on it's own, and if the pockets of fluid in her abdomen are still sterile and non-infectious.  If everything is good and we can get mom stable, we are hoping that we may be able to have her transferred to the care of a doctor and facility near her home.  (So all of you Snohomish people, I'll keep you posted!)  The good news of the day is that her white blood count is down to normal levels, and her vital signs are good, and she is continuing to gain strength.  We have been told that this will be a long road to recovery.  Mom will probably be attached to tubes for weeks to months even after she gets out of the hospital. However, mom is going to make it and we are so grateful for the miracles that have happened thus far!  Thanks again for being a part of this with us!

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