Tuesday evening

25 Sep

Cathi spent a good bit of the day with my mom, allowing Anna and me to spend some daddy/daughter time together at Lake Tillery.  Since I haven’t yet gotten Cathi up to speed on posting to this site, I’ll summarize where we are at the moment with my mom’s health.

She is eating some and drinking a good bit which will definitely help her hydration status.  However, they had to take more fluid from around her lungs, around one liter today.  That helps her breathe better but it is not a pleasant process.  She is getting a little frustrated at how weak she feels.  She tires so easily.  She was able to be up in a recliner for the morning though, and that’s a first since the surgery.  The balance of kidneys and lungs is still a battle and one that will not resolve very quickly.

Her mental status varies as well.  If she was reading this right now she might not be happy, but give it an hour and she wouldn’t be able to process it.  Her speech is definitely affected and her cognitive ability is not where she was before surgery.  We pray that this is the temporary result of the extended surgery, sedation and chemical imbalance which will resolve over time.

Pray for:

  • Kidney and lung balance
  • Body chemistry equilibrium
  • Return of speech and cognitive clarity

Thanks!

7 Responses to “Tuesday evening”

  1. Lisa Foster September 25, 2013 at 2:08 am #

    Have been waiting all evening for this update! So glad that Cathi and Anna are there with you and that you were able to get a break. You have been so faithful to her. Every little bit is a win…even if it all is not going as fast as you (and Marian) may not want it to be. She is so much better than even 2 days ago so will keep praying! Love her to bits!

  2. Barbara Mosley September 25, 2013 at 12:11 pm #

    Thank you for your updates. I’m one of her neighbors and there are so many of us praying for your mom. Barbara

  3. Cathy September 25, 2013 at 12:12 pm #

    Holding you all in prayer and so thankful that you all are there with your mom. With love from the Matta family

  4. sgrabow1956 September 25, 2013 at 12:22 pm #

    Therefore my heart is glad, and my soul rejoices; my body also dwells secure. Psa 16:9

  5. vicky kaseorg September 25, 2013 at 4:31 pm #

    praying all is even better today. hugs to you all.

  6. Kelly Langston September 25, 2013 at 4:49 pm #

    I LOVE your mother. I am joining with all of the ladies praying for her. Quick question (if you see it and have time to answer) Does she have any way to play some music there? I sing at the video cafe and have a CD of our music, songs she is probably very familiar with. If I can bring her some music, please let me know!

    • Cathi Duggan September 25, 2013 at 5:28 pm #

      If you could upload it to a digital file, she has an iPad!

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