Thursday, August 27, 2009

Grandma Update

From the mom-in-law - yesterday -

"My mom is doing some better--she no longer has a temperature and her vitals are stable. They have taken her off all the antibiotics, and she is no longer sedated. She is still not awake, but she does have some movement."

I also got the message yesterday that she yawned and moved her hand and that her heart is doing much much better. Her brain stuff is still the same but at least the rest of her body is starting to heal!

Thank you for all your prayers!

Later on in the day from the mom-in-law -

The people at the hospital are talking about moving my mom to another facility (possibly in Steubenville which is closer to their home). Beth Ann had already talked to this facility, and they have a high success rate of getting people of the ventilator. The doctor and the case worker both talked about a rehab facility, but I'm not sure what that means since she is not awake. She has had a little more movement in her hands and her legs every day since they took her off sedation on Tuesday evening, but she has not opened her eyes. The case worker said that the doctor would be the one to approve her being moved, and we are not sure when this would happen. When we talked to her attending physician yesterday, he seemed to indicate that she would be there until he came back from vacation on September 7th, but Dad talked to him after the case worker came to see them and he indicated that she could possibly be moved before then.

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