Wednesday, March 11, 2009

On the Upswing Once Again

Yesterday when I arrived at Mom's room she was awake and getting ready for a sponge bath. Yay! Her fever was down and I managed to talk her into sitting up in the big chair in her tiny room where she stayed during breakfast. Mom even managed to walk out into the hallway with the physical therapist when he arrived. Double yay.

There's still no word on what caused the massive infection to return, but a CT seems to rule out another abscess or leakage in the colon. The doctors seem to be leaning towards blood poisoning/infection from the central line IV but the lab results aren't back yet for that. Whatever caused it, my mother is once again in a weakened state and she'll have a longer hospital stay because of it.

And so the fourth week begins...


Anonymous said...

Infections are powerful things. Thank goodness we have antibiotics. I am so relieved to hear that your mom is doing some better. Here's hoping every day shows more improvement. Sometimes it comes in babysteps.

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Deana said...

I feel for you AND your mom. Infections can really be dangerous and painful. I can only send you prayers and good thoughts.

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