5.27.2008

(Grandmama with Tyler...3.18.07)

A quick note in the way of an update on Grandmama...

She was moved out of the Neuro ICU - and to the 5th floor yesterday (# 510). We were a bit surprised with the move as there hadn't been any suggestion of it leading up to it (at least not that we were aware of). Her vitals had been stable though (seemingly enough not to require further intensive care), and they were closing the unit she was in b/c there were so few patients.

Her levels are good and she's eating food by mouth again...which is a great improvement. I was impressed with how quickly she was evaluated once back on the 5th floor...within the span of that [first] afternoon...she was seen by a speech therapist, occupational therapist, and a social worker. The doctor came in for a moment...only to ask a question. A physical therapist worked with her some today.

They've ordered another chest x-ray for this evening (there was still fluid in her lungs on the last film), and a CT scan for tomorrow.

At this time, Select Specialty Hospital will be the recommendation/referral upon release -whenever that may be...

She knows who we are and is talking a good bit...though the conversation is rarely in context. She was very unhappy with me yesterday for not allowing her to "get up and go"...and among other things - she threatened to whip me and also to tell my Daddy how I was treating her (;. It was a long afternoon, but great to hear her talking and see her eyes open.

Over the weekend, I would have said (and did say) that things vary drastically from day to day for her. Today, it's more accurate to say things change from moment to moment. Again (and still), I try to process the good days with the bad...be thankful for the better times and patient in the lesser. I hate the confusion for her...

Granddaddy will have his first shot in a 3-shot series tomorrow...to treat his newly diagnosed macular degeneration. He says the drops he's been taking have already improved his vision.

Hope everyone had a nice 3-day weekend...

Love.

1 comment:

elisa said...

I am THRILLED to hear that she's doing better. It must be music to hear her voice, when you must've been afraid never to hear it again...God is good!