Update on my mom

June 19, 2007 at 2:17 am

Wednesday will be 3 weeks since her diagnosis. She has had 4 treatments of the plasmapheresis. They were supposed to do the 5th treatment today, but may not have since she started bleeding through the trach last week. The doctors explained it was due to the thinning of the blood. I guess she’s taking more breaths on her own, but still not enough to remove the trach. I hope that can go way in the next few weeks. I really miss just talking to her. We used to talk on the phone a couple times a week.
The good news is- the doctors and my dad have noticed she can move her toes!!! She hasn’t been able to move her legs or feet in 4 weeks!!! Maybe all these treatments are really working!
I know it is a slow, slow process and I’m trying to be patient. I expect she will probably be in a wheelchair for a while, but not permanently.
I’m trying to figure out good times to go back and visit without bankrupting myself!

Thanks for checking in and thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers!