Thursday, January 18, 2007
Another day another damn 'procedure'
By the way, I found out just yesterday, after a neurologist checked her out, that Mama ER also has homonymous hemianopsia -- the loss of half the vision in both eyes. In her case, because the stroke was on the right side of her brain, the vision loss is on the left side of both eyes. :::END UPDATE:::
Surgical challenge of the moment for Mama ER: tracheostomy.
They'll come get her any minute now. It's usually not a real big deal, but everything is a real big deal for Mama ER these days.
Timeline update: Caseworker told me earlier that she didn't expect Mama ER to be released from this hospital before 30 days. She's so weak now, it will take every bit of that, she said, to get her strong enough to be moved anywhere.
In the meantime: Still dealing with staph, and her lungs are stilll not as clear as they need to be.
At least the trach will give her mouth a break and let her speak, very very very very very minimally, when she has the energy.