17 Jun Mom’s Day 3.1
They were able to take Mom off the ventilator at about noon today! This is a big hurdle! She cannot have anything to eat for 24 hours as they have to monitor her respirations to be sure she can do her own breathing. If not, they will have to place her back on the ventilator. Please pray that she gains the strength to be able to breather healthily!
She certainly is back to my Mom! She had plenty to say about what hasn’t happened well for her in ICU care-wise. She also had a finger to shake at the smoking members of our family to declare “No more smoking!!” She evidently was told that her smoking is one reason it was tough for her to breathe on her own. Her feisty-ness is a sign to me that Mom is back!
I did not ask, but am sure she will be in ICU at least until tomorrow due to the respiration monitoring. Her kidney function remains good at this point.
I will post more later as we know more.