Late afternoon Saturday

21 Sep

My mom has had increasing difficulty breathing throughout today. The pulmonologist is putting her on bi-pap but thinks she may need to be intubated again. Right now he is discussing this with the nephrologist who is trying to get her kidneys functioning well and her electrolytes balanced. There are competing needs going on within her body and the caregivers are working to balance these so she can improve.
She comes in and out of awareness and is able to follow what I say to some degree. She cannot speak though, and it’s difficult to know how much she is comprehending.
Asking God to balance the electrolytes, strengthen the kidneys, draw the fluid from around her lungs and increase her level of consciousness so that she can talk again soon.

9 Responses to “Late afternoon Saturday”

  1. Mary Walton Chatham September 21, 2013 at 8:56 pm #

    Brian – I am so sorry that Marian continues to have struggles in her recovery. You know that I continue to pray….am so glad that Cathi and Anna will be here soon to help and support you. You all are in my prayers. Love, Mary

  2. Liz Spellman September 21, 2013 at 9:56 pm #

    Brian, standing with you and praying for these four issues so much. From Steve – praying much for you and Marion… Liz is following almost eve ry hour.

  3. Walter and Margy Sandell September 21, 2013 at 10:20 pm #

    We are so sorry for the complications, Brian. Irene Lee is praying, and Leslie Andrews was here visiting today and is aware. Know of our deep love and prayers.

  4. Sara Frazier September 21, 2013 at 10:29 pm #

    Our prayers stay with Marian and with you as you watch over her.

  5. Marjorie September 22, 2013 at 12:34 am #

    Sorry to hear that Marian continues to struggle. My prayers continue to go up for all of you. Love, Marge

  6. vicky kaseorg September 22, 2013 at 1:07 am #

    Praying and hoping things are looking better soon.

  7. Jean September 22, 2013 at 1:39 am #

    We are praying here, from Elkhart!

  8. gopack78 September 22, 2013 at 12:49 pm #

    We’re keeping Marian in our prayers (and you, too, Brian) I am making a pot of soup to bring over to Marian’s today for you and your family. Please let me know when you will be there and I’ll drop it off and please give me a call. I live just a couple minutes away (704-516-0820)

  9. Barbara Mosley September 22, 2013 at 2:44 pm #

    My thoughts and prayers are signs of encouragement today.

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