tough lady drivin

10 08 2009

It’s probably no surprise by now, but overall, things are NOT good. The past 48 hours has been a steady decline, and she’s been in and out of a comatose state, with only brief (10 seconds or less) flashes of “maybe she’s in there” moments.

“Dr. Cousin”, her hubby (also an MD), the nurses, and mother’s docs (and me too) all think we’re not all that far from some peace for her. All are rallying around for support.

There will NOT be a tracheotomy, as we’re already far far past what she herself wanted (and didn’t want) as far as ventilators go, but at the time she was put on it, it was expected to be only for a short period. Since that time, she’s now not expected to be off of it at all, so of course the situation has changed.

Could be several days, it’s no big rush to the finish line by any means, but at the same time, the reality is that she’s nearly ready to rest. We have to follow her example and be tough enough to respect that, and let her if that’s the direction she’s heading.

Only the tough lady herself will know for sure, and she’s driving this’n, as always.

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11 08 2009
Ann K.

I’m so darn sorry all of this is happening to your poor mama and your family. I am so proud of you and the strength you must have to even write this blog. Take care of you. I wish there was something I could do. Let me know.

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