Friday, May 20, 2016

Hospital update

Subtitle: riding the emotional roller coaster.

Father-In-Law's stroke was deep in the brain - in the mid-brain. The good news is that this might very well have no impact on his higher cognitive functions. The bad news is that his body functions have been depressed.

There seemed to be improvement yesterday as they gave him medication to stimulate his brain. While he couldn't open his eyes or move much, he was able to nod "yes" to questions. We left the hospital last night somewhat optimistic.

This morning we come back to find he has pneumonia, so the tube won't come out any time soon. He's also not very responsive.

Not sure how this is playng out, but I'm glad I didn't let the Queen Of The World come here by herself.


Rev. Paul said...

Still praying for him, you & the family.

burt said...


And yes, even the Queen of the World needs a strong shoulder sometimes.

Chad Solivais said...

Prayers sent. Hopefully all goes well in his recovery.

Tacitus2 said...

A good reminder to all. Have a long and if necesary, difficult discussion with your family. Let them know exactly what parameters you set down for "Do nothing/see how it goes/fight to the last trench". Most "living wills and directives of care are pretty worthless, and even when well written you need to make sure that everyone understands exactly what you want and don't want. In my experience there is always a relative (seems to usually be in California) that shows up with a strongly held and contrary opinion.

hoping for the best.


Tom Lindsay said...

Praying for you and your family. Stay strong!

Ted said...

As a TIA survivor, I can testify that that it is possible to go from paralysis of both legs and partial arms to a full, complete recovery. I spent a week in the ICU and ten more Days in the Stoke Unit before they let me out. all things are possible.. keep the faith.

Guffaw in AZ said...

Prayers done!


Chickenmom said...

Prayers being said for a full recovery.

Old NFO said...

Thoughts and prayers.