I’m so sorry for posting an update so late. Since we got back from Spokane it has been crazy. Mom is doing 100 times better. When we first got back the first 4 or 5 days she was really really tired, physically. Her body was just exhausted. Her explanation of how she felt was “it feels like I’m pulling two cement blocks and I’m only walking across the house”. Now she’s doing more than she should probably be doing. She’s been putting Christmas decorations up like crazy, cooking, etc. I keep reminding her she needs to take it slow...She also drove by herself yesterday which is great! Mitchell and I have been driving her since we got back per Doctors orders. Her being able to drive on her own shows the multitasking part of her brain is healing incredibly. She’s walking great, talking great. The only thing that’s messed up right now are her days and nights. She stays up all night and is asleep during the day which is frustrating. She does plan on going back to work Monday... For those of you that work with her please make sure SHE TAKES IT EASY. This is so so so very important. If she over does it we’re going to end up back in the same place.. No one wants that. We are still so incredibly thankful each and everyday for the prays, the support, and the love that Is coming in.
Mom has been discharged from the hospital as of 3pm today!!! They finally got her affib under control last night at about 9:30pm. There’s still a long road ahead of us but we are just in awe of the love and support everyone has showed my mom and family through this time. Please continue your prayers. The hardest part is over. Now we figure out how to prevent a reoccurring stroke. They did start her on a blood thinner which should decrease the chances. We are going to be able to fly home on Saturday and get Mom transitioned back to her day to day activities.
My Mom’s still in affib. It’s been about 41 hours. Generally it only lasts for 30 min. The doctors are not letting her go home since they can’t get her heart rate under control. The doctor that is assigned to her is consulting with the cardiologist here. Please continue to send your prayers our way.
Moms still in affib. It’s been about 15 hours now. Her blood pressure and heart rate are up. Doctors are concerned with that and are not letting her her go home tonight. She will be here at least for another night. She was able to take a shower yesterday, I’m hoping they let her take another one today. They are doing blood sugar checks 4 times a day and they are now down to drawing blood only twice a day. I have a lot of people asking what hospital and room she is in. We are in Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane, WA, room 808.
Moms been in affib for about 13 hours now. It’s been a long night. The nurse gave her a beta blocker finally at about 10:30am to hopefully make her go back to normal. They had to wake her every hour last night to do the stroke nuerological evaluation so she is exhausted which is to be expected. They started her on Efferin yesterday which is a blood thinner so even though she’s been in affib for so long there shouldn’t been any clots that are created from the irregular heartbeat. Her speech is so much better everyday. The hematoma on her right hip has gone from watermelon size to a bit bigger than a cantaloupe. They said it will take awhile for that to go away; at least 3 months. AThe doctor hasn’t come in to talk to us today yet. I’ll post another update as soon as I know more. Again, thank you for all of your love and support.
Mom had another ct scan last night that came back great, no bleeding on the brain and they were finally able to give her some pain medication since she was just out of the 24 hour window from being administered the TPA. She got a migraine around 10 last night so the pain medication really helped. This morning we were informed they will be moving her from the ICU this morning to an actual floor. Wonderful news. Thank you all for your love and support