Monday, December 31, 2012

Friends, things are not going well with my mom. She has bacterial meningitis. She is intubated and sedated. Because they are sedating her its hard to see her mental status. If they turn the sedation off, she gets agitated, but tonight she wasn't even responding to pain. So her nurse is turning down the propofol to try and find a happy medium. A CT today showed infection in her sinuses. She is on such heavy duty antibiotics that pregnant women cannot take care of her. I don't know that much about meningitis, but I know this is a severe case, and the situation is critical. I'm not in Utah yet, I had to get oxygen taken care of with Jax today, and we leave first thing in the morning. I'm holding on to the facts that my knowledge has taught me. If she can beat this infection, we can work on the neuro stuff in rehab. She may not be back to normal, but thats ok. Her other organs are not showing signs of failure. So that is a good sign that her body isn't shutting down.
But I'm scared. Actually I'm scared shitless!
My mom is only 55, she's still a baby! She's never had any medical problems, except for a recent hysterectomy, and she's a new diabetic. Now she's fighting for her life, and the doctors are being very cautious about her outcome.
To try and leave this post on a good note, and because I can use the laughs. Heres a couple videos of my super silly princess.
The first is the discovery of seeing herself on camera. The second is her Gangham style dance moves!




12 comments:

Grace said...

Those videos were adorable!! Best of luck with your mom, sending healing thoughts!!!

Stacia said...

I don't usually comment but I wanted to tonight to let you know I am praying for your Mom and for peace for you. Safe travels and I hope you arrive to find her doing better.

Alison said...

Praying for you and your mum xx

Lindsey said...

praying for your mom!

CFMama said...

I'm so sorry about your mom, I pray she recovers from this. And that last video, omg!!!

Kerri said...

Praying for your mom!

I Just Love You said...

thinking of you and your mom!!

Alice Fraggle said...

I'm mostly a lurker, but I wanted to say that I'm sending positive thoughts to you, and get well thoughts to your mom. Take care.

Anonymous said...

Praying for your mom and for you.

Anonymous said...

praying for your mom.

Jeana said...

I'm so so sorry about you mom. We are praying for her. Those videos of Arina are too cute!

FirePhoto23 said...

Prayers and thoughts to you and your Mom... Hope she gets better soon..