The Starfish Project

The combined effort of our whole family.

Update on Mom (1/27/09)

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Mom is still in the hospital, however she has been moved from the Neuro ICU up to the regular Neuro floor.  Her new room is very nice and is much more conducive for the rest of us.

Since she’s not on the telemetry floor, she’s lost most of the tubes and wires that have been connected to her since last Wednesday.

Her Gamma Knife surgery is on the schedule for Thursday (1/29/09).  So, she’s working with physical therapy to get a little stronger before her Gamma Knife treatment.  She’s still having a difficult time using her legs and she seemed particularly tired today.  I’m not sure why.  Maybe just changing floors late last night and being in a different room has thrown off her schedule and increased her fatigue.  I’m not sure, though.

She’s eating well, but her sodium is running a little low so she’s not been able to drink any water, coffee, or tea for the past six days or so.  Apparently, drinking these things reduces your sodium.  She is drinking orange juice and V8, but is really hoping to have some herb tea soon.  She’s missing that a lot.

I think that’s about it for today’s update.  She’s looking and sounding great.  We just can’t wait until the Gamma Knife surgery is done so she can get back to normal again and start living life to its fullest.

Again, thanks so much for your thoughts and prayers for Mom.  We all really appreciate them.

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Written by Tracey

January 27, 2009 at 5:16 pm

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