Friday, October 9, 2009

Update Fri AM

Early this morning Edie showed enough progress that they disconnected the vent and yanked her hose (so to speak.) She is now alert - aware of her surroundings and resting comfortably. As usual with Edie, she is going to spend a couple days here. She is actually still in recovery (24 hours later) but they are going to get her to the nursing floor early afternoon. She is a tad disoriented - wasn't aware she had lost a day - and very very sleepy. She had a very tough day yesterday and is allowed to be sleepy. Good news is everything seems to be working and all the neurology reports are negative. The surgery also seems to have been a success. The team here followed their plan to a T. They believed her issues might be that anesthesia drugs leave her system slowly so the plan was simply to let that happen and not try to wake her up too soon. The length of time surprised them but the plan worked. Very happy she is here. Will keep everyone updated.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Post surgery update

Well, the surgery went well but the anesthesia was a mess. Edie as of now (10 hours after surger) remains asleep and on a vent. She just hasn't woken up. The hope is that she will slowly clear all the anesthesia and wake up tomorrow. Everything looks ok neurologically so they are hopefull. Regardless, this has been unexpected and quite troubling. I will keep you posted.

Edie surgery today

Today Edie will have her gall bladder taken out - not a big deal. Her anesthesia issues are a big deal. Every step has been taken to prevent the same disaster as last time from occuring. So, we are hopeful. She will be spending time at the hospital instead of the usual outpatient routine to monitor for any reactions. Today1:04 pm EST. Thanks for prayers.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Edie update 09/29/09

Well good news bad news. Edie came home today - thats good news. We really missed her. Still sick though - not so good news. Turns out they did not find a surgical issue which is what they were looking for and sent her home to have her PCP take another crack at a diagnosis. That is also good news as we were very much wanting to avoid surgery. Her condition remains undiagnosed though - so that's not so good news. A few potential issues (though not ones that explain the issue) came up. 1. A potentially malignant growth. Should know in a few days. 2. Celiacs disease - should know soon.

Anyway - she is home for the time being and we hope continues to mend and be done with this whole thing. Thanks so much for praying, caring and helping. You all are very much loved. TJS

Saturday, September 26, 2009

edie update 09/26/2009

Riley Emily and I went to visitEdie today. She was in good spirits and feeling ok. Results from Hydroscan (pardon spelling have no idea) were inconclusive - also did some more cat scans and x rays today. Monday its a top to bottom look with endoscopy and colonoscopy (she is overjoyed) to get the full picture. After that - they should have enough info to put it all together. Will let you know. Thanks again for caring, praying and helping.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Edie update 09/25/09

Edie had some tests today - no results yet so no real news about what this may be. She remains comfortable and on ice chips and pain meds. She is cranky and ready to come home. She is convinced the house must be a mess and that the dog will die of sorrow without her. I showed her a picture of the dog on my phone which, unbelieveably, helped. They may have to tie her down if they don't come up with a solution soon because she is done laying in bed. Not her bag at all. That's it for tonight.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Edie's Recovery

Early this morning Edie was admitted to the Cleveland Clinic with severe abdominal pain. Her Doctor is one of the top in the field and we are hopeful that he can come to a solution for this drawn out worsening situation. Last night they ruled out all the immediately life threatening kinds of things like heart attack etc. Beginning in the morning they will put her through a battery of tests (again) with the hope of narrowing it all down. I will update the summary of those findings when I have them. They were able to give her some good pain and nausea meds so she is resting comfortably. Her diet is limited to ice chips to try to settle everything down. Thanks everyone for caring and checking up on her. I will try to update this daily so you will feel informed. If you really want to call me you are welcome do so. Thanks to everyone who is praying and special thanks to the Windham gang for their wonderful freindship and assistance. Tom