As is often said...no news, is good news.
Since the PEG procedure, things have been relatively quiet. She was having a lot of pain/soreness from the surgery, but that has eased off now. Interestingly, she's been eating more by mouth since the removal of the NG tube and the insertion of the PEG...weird. Regardless, eating by mouth is a good thing...provided she eats and drinks enough to maintain adequate nutrition and hydration.
Her heart continues to be a bit...erratic; they continue to treat that by alternating nitro and digoxin. Her O2 level is acceptable and they are working to have her wear the BiPAP less...as not having to wear it would put her in a more "stable" category...and allow for a move/transfer. Though she is getting enough oxygen in, her exhalation leaves something to be desired and also leaves behind too much carbon dioxide. Other than a steady low-grade temp...those are the medical highlights.
She has had a couple of good days...which have allowed for some therapy and a couple of field trips :). One...to the solarium to look out of the window, and another...downstairs and outside for a few minutes (while in a cardiac bed/chair). On the not so good days, everyone works to keep her comfortable and somewhat oriented. Confusion is a constant.
The "next move" is certainly being discussed right now... I'll share more once the plans are in place. There isn't much to say right now anyway as she isn't yet stable enough to move...so we don't know the "when", and we also don't yet know the "where".
I always tell her when people ask about her...or when I hear from anyone, so feel free to leave a note...I promise to pass it along! I've changed my settings to allow comments from anyone (which means you don't have to register)...and I'll keep it that way unless I'm deluged by spam or other web trash.