Mother in hospital

The mother is in the hospital.  She’s apparently had emphysema for some time but this latest round of cold and cough caused her to get pneumonia.  Last night she stopped breathing.  When she got to the hospital, she had a small heart attack.  They’re currently  treating the pneumonia the most aggressively.  She’s making progress but slowly. 

  1. #1 by Chadwick on October 11, 2011 - 7:47 PM

    Oh no. I’m so sorry to hear that. If there’s anything I can do for you, let me know.

  2. #2 by Christa on October 11, 2011 - 10:45 PM

    I hope everything goes okay. Let her know we’re wishing her the best and keeping you both in out thoughts.

  3. #3 by Phillip on October 11, 2011 - 11:11 PM

    I’m sorry to hear that, and I hope everything works out for the best. If you need anything, just let me know.

  4. #4 by Joshua on October 15, 2011 - 6:38 PM

    Update on mother’s condition: She’s off the ventilator today – they removed the breathing tube and everything looks good. The nurses are confident and if she’s still fine, she might get to go home on Monday. She has yet to have the cardiac catheterization procedure to remove the plaque from two of her arteries.

    • #5 by Chadwick on October 16, 2011 - 9:18 PM

      Hurray for progress!

    • #6 by Phillip on October 17, 2011 - 10:19 AM

      That’s good to hear.

  5. #7 by Andrew on October 17, 2011 - 3:18 PM

    Sorry to hear this Josh. I will be praying for her and your family….

  6. #8 by Joshua on October 19, 2011 - 6:09 PM

    At 1349 hours CDT, my mom was discharged from Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center. Hooray!!

    • #9 by Phillip on October 19, 2011 - 9:25 PM

      That’s excellent news. And, from what I’ve read, St. Luke’s is a really, REALLY, good place to go if you have any cardiac problems.

  7. #10 by Joshua on October 21, 2011 - 4:01 PM

    The pulmonologists at St. Luke’s determined that the mother doesn’t have COPD (emphysema). Which is vry good news.

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