That is damn good news! I'm really pleased for her. I hope it all goes smoothly and like I say - she continues to improve every day.
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You and your family are in my prayers. I'm glad that she is being more responsive. Keep your head up, you are being so strong standing up for your mothers wishes! It is hard sometimes, I know a went through a 2 years cancer battle with my mother almost 3 years ago but things happen for a reason. Who knows why but they do.
That is wonderful news!!! I am praying always for your Mom and family!! Hang in there, you are doing an amazing job! Much more than medicine could ever do!
great news! i'm thinking of you and your family and praying for you!
I'm sure having those tubes out will make her feel a TON better. Please let us know how all that goes and give your dad a hug from all of us.
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Wonderful news! Your mom sounds like a fighter and she has such a wonderful, loving family on her side.
I guess they didn't want to wait any longer. Dad called me today and told me that they went ahead and put Mom's trach in. So I was so surprised because I didn't realize it would happen so fast. I went over to see her as soon as I could.
She looked definitely out of it, which makes sense because she is just coming out of anesthesia. She opened her eyes a lot and they are bloodshot. Her trach looked okay. She had a lot of blood still around the cloth that is between her throat and the tubing. She also is coughing a whole lot because the mucus and blood is oozing down her throat. I can't wait until it all heals!!! It was really quite awful to see her today. Since mom is showing small growth...and we rely on that growth...this seemed like such a setback today!
Her hands were curled up tight against her body. It took all my strength to straighten out her elbows and fingers. She also had this weird eyes wide open...kind of painful look in her face. As I was leaving, I noticed she broke out in a sweat...all over her face and body. I also noticed that her trach was leaking a lot more blood. Her nurse was on break, so I asked another nurse to look at her. She changed her cloth....but didn't seem too concerned. The nurse kind of made a comment that I may be stimulating her too much (I thought PVS patients couldn't be stimulated?????)...so I decided to go ahead and go home. It takes about 20 minutes to go home....so I'd be in time for dinner. I was already there for almost 2 hours. So it was okay to leave. I called Dad and talked to him about it. He said that maybe he should just stay home and let her rest, I said that sounds like it would be a good idea.
I know it will take a few days for her to heal....it's just so hard to see her trying to come out of the surgery. I'm sure her throat is raw and yucky from having that tube put in.
They said that they are going to wait a bit to move her feeding tube to her stomach because she is on blood thinners. I guess that the insertion of the tube is done blindly...so if they hit a vessel, she would be in trouble. So I'm not sure what they will do about that.
The doctors (surgeons) were really comforting to Dad. So I'm happy about that. They also said that now she can have some Physical Therapy to start stretching her joints and muscles.....that makes me very happy.
Her face did look more comfortable without the big tube...but like I said....I hated to see her look like she is in pain. Pray for a speedy recovery!!! I guess with the trach...she will have less chances to get pneumonia. That's a good thing! So again....we are living on patience and time.
Good to read some more positive updates Teresa!!!! You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. Keep your head up and get lots of rest!!
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