Spoke with Loren's brother, Terrence, tonight and right now there is no change in Shirley. She isn't any worse and she isn't any better. She is still on oxygen and Terry said that she is retaining about 17-20# of fluid in her abdomen area and in her lungs. They have tried diuretics but they are not working. They don't believe that draining the fluid would be a good solution for her at this time.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Shirley is still in the hospital. She has fluid on her lungs and they have told her if they drain it off it will just build back up in a day or two and would have to be done again. I spoke with Terry, who along with his wife Stefanie and brother David, are up at the hospital with her now. He told me that Shirley has decided to go another route.
Monday, February 21, 2011
A lot of you have been praying for Loren's mama. We got a message from Loren's oldest brother a few days ago saying that Hospice Care said that she is rapidly declining. They have given her a matter of days, weeks but not more than a month.
I am not sure who it is harder on... the one recovering or the caregiver... but here we are, a little over a month since Mandi's surgery and she will finally be headed back to work on a part-time basis this coming Wednesday. She won't be released to return fully until March 1, but that is probably for the best.