11:00 AM update – Saturday

21 Sep

This will be a partial update and I’ll post more later as I speak with the various physicians. She continues to be unable to form words and appears confused. Her lab values indicate that she’s dehydrated so they are giving her some extra fluids to see how she responds. With the dehydration her sodium and potassium levels are off which could be the driving factor in the confusion. The nephrologist will be watching her closely today to balance things out again.
Last night they drew 500cc of fluid from around her lungs but it didn’t really help her oxygenation. She’s on a non-rebreather mask now to make sure she gets all the oxygen she needs.
Pray that today her chemistry begins to balance out and her confusion decreases.

6 Responses to “11:00 AM update – Saturday”

  1. Vicki Rankin September 21, 2013 at 3:38 pm #

    Thanks again for your care and up dates. I was thinking if you need someone to be there
    so you could take a break. I would like to do that for you. Our prayers are with you both.

  2. Liz Spellman September 21, 2013 at 3:41 pm #

    Praying for a flooding of God’s peace and healing over Marian, your whole family and the doctors and nurses involvd today!!

  3. Liz Johnson September 21, 2013 at 4:12 pm #

    Brian,
    We so appreciate the updates that you are posting! Know that our beloved Marian and the entire family are being lifted before the Almighty in prayer!
    If there are any practical ways that we could be of assistance, please throw them out there. We can help. Need dog care? Food? Errands? Anything at all!
    Sincerely,
    ~Liz Johnson~

    • bdugganrn September 21, 2013 at 4:18 pm #

      Thank you Liz. It is encouraging to know these posts are reaching people who will pray for her.
      At this point I’m doing OK. I get to rest at my mom’s house at night and am otherwise here at the hospital. Cathi and Anna will be coming up Monday evening and that will be a great support. Eight days straight at the hospital and it’s beginning to feel like I’m part of the staff!

  4. Marion Reinken September 21, 2013 at 7:47 pm #

    Brian – We are continuing to pray for all of you. Thank you so much for these updates. It helps so much to know how to pray specifically.

  5. Marjorie September 21, 2013 at 8:54 pm #

    I am so glad Cathi is coming to be with you. I am sure that you could use a break. I love you and your family and especially Marian. I am so grateful for your posts and am in prayer for all of you.

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