Update from the weekend and today - (written by my Mother-in-law)
From Sunday -
Mom’s (Ilene Rodgers) prognosis now is not good. Although her assessment are little better, especially on the left side, she is having a lot of heart and lung problems. They were talking about putting a trach in today, but the surgeon who would do that questioned why we would want to do that based on her prognosis. My brother, who is oral surgeon, has a call into the attending physician about this, but it will probably be tomorrow before he talks with him. The earliest the surgeon would be able to the trach in would be Tuesday anyway.
Please just keep praying for her and for our family. All of us are taking this hard, and my grandmother (who is 104 yrs old) is having a hard time also.
From today -
They are actually putting in the trach tomorrow. When they talked with the attending physician today, her prognosis was about the same--a 50/50 chance of survival.
Unless things change - Rick and I will be spending the weekend in Pittsburgh helping out everywhere we can.