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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Day 5 ICU Update #1

I was there for the 10am and 1pm visits. She said she didn't really rest well again. When we got there, an intern of Dr. Ghali's was there checking her tongue and said it looked great. He brushed her teeth for her. We got to visit for a little bit. I can tell she is tired. They changed her pain medicine so she can relax a bit more. She had trouble digesting the food coming into the feeding tube so they have stopped that and will try again later today. I told them if they could put some cheese ravioli from Olive Garden in there, she would digest it just fine! She smiled.

At 1:00 we walked in and she was in a chair. A special chair so that she can sit up a bit. She started having a little bit of trouble breathing so they thought this way she might breathe easier. She said it was easier to breathe. The ICU doc came in when we were there and said sometimes when they lay down for that amount of time that its hard for them to breathe deeply so it is common and didn't seem alarmed. They also said the trouble digesting the food from the feeding tube is also very common.

Nathan came to visit dad. I am thankful for that. I know dad would have to be stir crazy up there all day everyday. He, however, has not complained once.

He laughed today saying he told his friend that mom would probably lose 50 pounds, get a tummy tuck and leave him. I told him not a chance. Mom laughed when he told her.

Got to see her tongue today. It looks like a normal tongue. The things they can do these days. Truly amazing!!!


mm_14 said...

Happy Mothers Day Shirley! I am sure that no one thought that you would have come this far in just 4 days. It is truly an act of God's love for you and your family. Prayers are continuing for you and your family. Thanks so much for keeping us updated, can't wait to hear what tommorrow brings.

Sew Forum Buddy

Anonymous said...

Happy Mothers Day...we love you ...Sissy & Kayl

Jerry said...

Shirley, HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!! I'm so glad that you have made such tremendous progress. Just keep up the good work so you can get moved to your own room soon. Clay sounded like he was jumping for joy when I talked to him last night on the phone.

If you lose 50 lbs and have a tummy tuck, I'm afraid you will leave me in your dust too. ;-)

Love you!

Anonymous said...

I am back from Baton Rouge, so glad to see how well your mom and dad are doing. I will check in with them in a couple of days after school for a minute or two. Lots of love, our prayers continue. Debbie Robert, Chris and Scott

Jay D Wyatt said...

Happy belated Mother's Day, Shirley. My home computer would not turn on Sunday so I couldn't post yesterday.

I can't say it enough, Emily, thank you so much for the updates and posting the videos of Cayden and Shelby. The are precious. Give your Mom a hug for me.


Jay Dawn

Anonymous said...

Shirley, I'm late in my prayers for you since I haven't had access to a computer for a few weeks and didn't know what was happening. I just want you to know that you are in my prayers and that I'm sitting there holding your hand in spirit.

Your SewForum Friend,
Ruth (Cantoo)