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.