Monday, October 13, 2003 My Husband's 41st B-Day!!
Not much to update you on today. She is the same. The neurologist talked to us today and told us he wanted to do a second cat scan to see the total amount of damage to her brain. He indicated that it would be at least 48 to 96 hours until we know for sure. Mom has been a very deep deep sleep. We can't wake her up at all.
The doctor said this is most likely due to the edema from the stroke and that she is not in a coma. She is moving her left hand and left leg. She coughs and yawns alot. He said in a coma they just lay there and don't move at all.
She is covering and uncovering herself when she is cold or hot. Anna and Dad were the last in there today and Anna said mom was responding a little to her. Mom was feeling around at her wounds (the zipper - I call it) or incision and feeling the tubes they have on her face. Mom has a feeding tube and nasal oxygen and she was feeling it. Anna was telling her what the tubes are. Maybe tomorrow she will be more awake.
We have been keeping dad in the room and rotating us girls. The nurse today didn't say that more than 2 of us could be in the room and we really didn't ask either.
Dad is good. He is still rubbing her face and hands. It is so nice to see him being so loving to her. The nurse asked us today if Dad could sign a permission for them to change her arterial line and he said he wasn't signing anything until he knew exactly what he was signing. A pretty good thing. He is firing on all cylinders today.
I will let you know what happens tomorrow. We will the case worker tomorrow. Our family really appreciates all the support y'all are giving us and all the prayers. Love, Anna, Joan, Dad and me of course.
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