May 4, 2010, Tuesday

May 4, 2010 joycepsouth

Mom had a workout today.  She did not get much rest.  She had lots of company which she enjoyed and when she was trying to rest, the nurses kept coming by to do things.  She walked twice today and sat up several times.  She ate well tonight and all are very pleased with her progress.

Drs. Report:

Surgeon says she is ready for step down from the surgical perspective.  Requirements for him is for her GI track to be operating and for her to tolerate full meals.  She has accomplished both of those — YEA!

General Dr. is keeping check on her blood thinner and it is not where it needs to be…. have increased her meds and he is hoping by the weekend her levels will be stable and where they want them.  At that time, she will be ready to move out of the hospital.

Right now we are thinking that a step down facility (swing bed) at Cobb will best fit her needs.  After a few days there, we will re-evaluate to see how her stamina and strength is and then make any needed changes.

Hope everyone is having a good week.

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Entry Filed under: Mom's Progress

5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Ron King  |  May 4, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    The news just keeps getting better. Thank you for your thorough updates and the stream of encouraging posts.

  • 2. Hanni Cordes  |  May 5, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    This is very good news. It sounds like her body is getting stronger on a daily basis. Where is Cobb?

    • 3. joycepsouth  |  May 6, 2010 at 6:57 am

      About 2 minutes from the school we work – Royston — Bill passes by also on his way to work. We got word yesterday however that she may not qualify???? whatever that means. I am with her today so I can talk with the social worker and hopefully help to figure out what we need to do —

  • 4. Jane Cumby  |  May 5, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    Is she SLEEPING good? That is very important. I have not heard you mention Pain, therefore I figure she is not in any, thank goodness. Will she be at Kennesaw?

    • 5. joycepsouth  |  May 6, 2010 at 6:54 am

      She has been – but she did not rest well Monday or Tuesday night. Decided to take something for pain last night and has rested very well. We are not sure of our next step yet. Wanted her to go to a step down close to home – but not sure if she is a candidate. Thanks —


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