Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Ups and Downs

Boy, we’ve had a lot more downs  than ups lately! Sherry is back in ICU because of high CO2 levels last weekend, but now seems to have turned the corner yesterday and today. She was on the ventilator until yesterday when they put in trach. so the vent tube could be removed. She is a lot more comfortable without the tube and being sedated all day Saturday and most of Sunday. She is now awake, alert and wanting to be moved to a regular room. They have also removed a chest drainage tube today and has only two tubes left. The doctor was by this morning and the only thing he said was to get her walking, which she has done 3 times so far today. Our daughter has come to visit us this week, so I’m taking advantage of her and leaving the hospital early and getting a little rest. Hopefully she has “turned the corner” and is on the way to recovery so she can finally come home. Thank you for your patience for not updating the blog more but soon she will do a better job than me.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Still Here

We are still in the hospital dealing with a couple of issues and hoping to see the light at the end of the tunnel soon. Sherry had to go back into surgery on Labor Day because she had some bleeding in her chest cavity and that had to be cleared out, which set her back a couple of days. She was back in her room that afternoon and started her walks the next day. She had 4 laps Wed., 12 yesterday, and plans to get 20 today. She is doing very good, but is disappointed that it is taking so long to go home. She did have one of her four chest tubes taken out this morning, so that is at least the beginning of getting out. She is now “eating” her liquid diet lunch, but she gets any liquid at any time. She doesn’t know it yet, but I will get her to give you the next update soon. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.