Tuesday, July 15, 2008
I just wanted to let you know that she's in the hospital again. The tune-up we started at home wasn’t working as well as we had hoped, and starting a couple of days ago she was having increased shortness of breath. This morning, one of the first things out of her mouth after I woke up this morning was “we need to go to the hospital.”
She was having a hard time breathing and walking, and due to some construction at our hospital she needed to walk farther than usual to get in to the emergency room. She never made it on her own power, though, as she ran out of breath and had to stop just inside the hospital entrance.
Thankfully, it was right as several nurses were showing up for the day, and also as one of her favorite RTs was on her way out after a night shift. These great ladies all helped her get oxygen and a wheelchair and got her over to the ER without her lifting another finger (or foot).
Anyway, the oxygen and IVs (they changed the cocktail a little bit from what she'd been taking at home) seem to making her a bit better, though it looks like she might have pneumonia again. The brightest spots of the day, though, were seeing familiar faces. In addition to the RT who helped her in the morning, one of our favorite nurses was taking care of her after she was admitted.
Anyway, please keep her in your prayers. We're hoping she'll be able to kick this odd exacerbation and come home soon!
I've been very concerned about her and I'm sorry that my worries weren't unfounded. You can tell her that I'm crying right now because I have an inkling of what she's going through and I don't want her to go through it!
I'll be praying for her and watching for an update.
Praying for quick improvement.
As I was reading Lauren's blog, I was blessed that her faith in our Savior is so strong and that her life is a witness to others. Thank you, Lauren.
Betty Ann (aka Oma to my grandkids)