Saturday, October 13, 2012

Sorry it has been so long…A lot has happened

Let me start off by saying that I apologize for the delay in the updates. This is Stacey, Sherry & Charley’s daughter. A lot has happened since the last update on here. All chest tubes have been removed, which made her more comfortable!!! She had to stay in ICU until she no longer needed the ventilator. She needs the ventilator to decrease her CO2 levels. Up until last week, that was the only thing keeping her in here.

She began having stomach pains and they tried to get some fluids out last week. It was not enough to work with then. They were able to get some fluid out of her stomach earlier this week and culture it to see determine the substance.. It showed she had peritonitis. Her stomach pain increased two fold on Thursday so they did surgery to ensure there was nothing “leaking”. They were not able to find the source of the fluid but did clean out the area. They “think” the problem fixed itself.

My brother, Jason, and I got here around noon yesterday and Dad went home to relax. She was groggy from the surgery still but doing good. We left around 6:30 last night. They put her on the ventilator for rest last night.

Today, mom is doing pretty good. She had a chest xray this morning and it looked good, according to the doctors. We walked one time already this morning and plan on walking more today. Her stomach hurts where the incision is but they are managing the pain with medication.

20 comments:

  1. This has been such a long journey for all of you. Thank you so much for giving us an update on your Mom. She is in our prayers and thoughts always as well as the rest of her family. Be sure to give her our love.

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  2. Please let mom and dad know that we are keeping the entire family in our prayers. Sherry is a strong woman and will be back cooking for you all in no time. Keep the faith!

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  3. We greatly appreciate the update! We will continue sending prayers to Sherry & Charley.

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  5. Thank you so much for filling all of us in. We continue to send prayers to your family and hope that Sherry gets better SOON!

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  6. Boy is that better news, Our prayers are with you that your Mom continues her recovery and is home soon. We miss hearing from here. Sam & Donna...

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  7. Your Mom is one brave lady. She's had a long road and a high mountain to climb to good health. She'll make it. She seems to stand up to anything in her way. Glad they found the problem and fixed it, and hope this is the end of the stumbling blocks for her.

    I'm so glad she and your Dad have you with them. Thanks for keeping us posted. Please remind her that there are many of us who are rooting for her, thinking of her, and sending healing thoughts her way.

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  8. Hi Stacey,
    Thank you for the update. I'm so happy you can be there with them. Mom is such a brave, strong lady. Please let your mom and dad know we continue to keep them in our prayers.
    Betty and Joe from Milwaukie, Oregon

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  9. Thoughts and prayers, we look fwd to the next blog posted by HER..

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  10. Hi Stacey, thanks so much for the update on your Mom. She has had a tough time of it but hopefully she is now on the road to a full recovery.

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  11. this road seems to have curves in it. praying for all of you to have strength you need to complete this journey! know that you are loved.

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  12. Thanks for taking time away from your important duties and providing an update. We know ya'l have a very full plate at this time. Let Sherry and Charlie know we are thinking of them.

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  13. Thank you for the update on your mom. She's one strong lady and we hope to hear she is well on her way way to a full recovery soon!

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  14. We have all been worried about Sherry. Thanks so much for letting us know what is going on. Our prayers are with her. We are hoping that she makes a full recovery and gets back to travelling in the RV. We look forward to seeing her again.

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  15. Hi Stacey

    Thank you so much for the update on your Mom. I'm sorry to hear things hadn't been going well as you all had hoped. Hopefully, she is finally on her way to recovery and will be out of the hospital soon. I'll bet the dogs miss her terribly!!

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  16. Thinking of you, Life Strong!!!!!!!!!

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  17. Thanks for the updates. Prayers...

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  18. Thank You Stacy for your update on your Mom..... We have really been concerned,,,it is so good to hear she is hanging in there and feeling better.... Give her our regards and tell her and your Dad that they are in our thoughts and prayers......
    Mike and Pat

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  19. Thank you, Stacey, for the update. I am praying for Charlie and Sherry. Please keep the news coming!

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