Thursday, April 9, 2009 4..updated.

this afternoon they did at ct scan. they found a pulmonary embolism in my moms right lung. the plan as of today is to treat the blood clot by doubling the blood thinner injections she has been getting daily.. and adding an oral dose of coumadin to the mix. they will test her blood everyday and when they are satisfied that she has a sufficient amount of blood thinners in her system they will discontinue the injections and just use the coumadin to keep the levels up. she will have to take the medication daily for 6 to 12 months. they say this is fairly common after a long bone fracture..but it all seems very scary to us.. and to her. please pray for her peace of mind that everything is going to be ok. and for a better day tomorrow with no bad news.

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just a quick update about my mom.. i know lots of you have been thinking of her and praying for her and i definitely want to keep everyone in the loop.

yesterday afternoons visit with the pulmo was not as upbeat as tuesdays. unfortunately the second chest xray does show some pneumonia in her right lung. her oxygen saturation has been dipping pretty low because of the decreased lung function. they are fighting it aggressively with two iv antibiotics in hopes of knocking it out really quickly. but she definitely wont be going anywhere until the pneumonia is cleared up.

her surgeon is happy with her progress in physical therapy. and they did make her sit in a recliner for a long time yesterday afternoon.. 2 hours i think. more of that will help her lungs to expand fully and gain the strength she is going to have to have to be released to the rehab facility.

todays hurdles are removing the pca {pain meds administered thru her iv}.. and removal of her catheter {probably tmi ;)}. they say its time to control the pain with oral medication.. and she will have to get out of bed to use the restroom. she isnt looking forward to either of these chores, but she knows if they get her a step closer to leaving the hospital they are a must.

thanks again for all of your support. ive been keeping a list of everyone whos sent msgs thru the blog or email or facebook and she has been amazed and encouraged by every name she hears.

1 comment:

Jessica said...

Jammi, I hope your mom is feeling better. Not a great way to end their visit, huh? Also, congrats on the potty training and reduction in the binky with Korbin! Big steps!! By they way, there is a picture of Korb with 2 other little ones on your daycare blog that I love. Love the hair especially!

I hope you all are doing well.