Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


Sitting up

I'm sure I'm going to forget most of what happened today because I'm exhausted. I can't imagine how my brother, cousin and dad are feeling. Mom? I can imagine how she feels. Bless her heart. Literally and figuratively.

Mom woke up some overnight. She got the tube out of her throat, but she was still pretty out of it all day. She is running a fever of 100, but the nurses assure me this is normal and she'll be better when she is up and moving. They had hoped to get her up and moving today, but that wasn't going to happen and they didn't want to rush her. I never saw her awake for more than 10 minutes at a time and even when she was, she had that deer in the headlights look.

She is still twitching from the anesthesia. Again, the nurses told me this was normal and not to worry about it.

Her heart rate is low, like 50 or something. But, the nurse assured me she was good. Apparently, they have a temporary pacemaker in her chest to shock her if she needs it. She also has some tube coming out of her neck that is checking the blood flow in her heart (I think that is what it is doing).

She got to eat some jello and drink some tea. Seems like every time I went near her, she started gagging and trying to throw up. I felt like Typhoid Mary or something (wrong disease, I know, but ...) My brother -in typical sibling fashion - told me mom was allergic to me. Thanks, bro.

But, she did get to sit up and move around to watching the nice flat screen TV in the CVICU today. I'm assuming she'll get moved tomorrow, but I dunno. She still hasn't been up. The cardiologist seemed to think she was doing so well that she might be able to go home Monday or Tuesday. I'm just voting for Wednesday, personally.

I'm sure there is more, but I'm tired and need some sleep. She is definitely doing better. Thanks for the prayers.


  • At 11:06 AM, November 17, 2007, Blogger Mo K said…

    I'm so sorry your mom is having to go through this procedure. And I'm glad she's doing a little better. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
    After reading your previous posts, it reminds me of why I donate blood. It also reminds me that I need to do so as often as I can. I always try to sign up for the bloodmobile at work, but the times when the line is too long, or work duties pre-empt an appt., I need to go to the local Red Cross and stay in the routine. Knowing how much your mom alone required, is the kick in the pants I need.
    God bless, girl.


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