Saturday, January 10, 2009


I want to thank everyone for their prayers, concern, and support. Please continue to pray for my mom.

Quick rundown:
Wednesday - surgery day - lobectomy - surgery was successful, she came off the breathing tube right away, vitals were stable, pain was the major issue.

Thursday - pretty good day - She was able to sit up, carry on a conversation, get up and walk a few steps twice, drink some water. Nausea was the major issue.

Friday - started off okay, but not a good day - They moved her from the surgical ICU to the medical ICU toward the end of the day because they close the SICU when there are three or fewer patients. Whatever. Her blood pressure was too high. She began to experience some "confusion" and hallucinations.

Saturday - perfectly awful day, which actually started during the night - Anemia (had to receive a unit of blood), breathing trouble (they are pushing Oxygen and pulling CO2), low sodium (big issue - I had no idea the effect of low sodium), low potassium, low pulse/ox rate, extreme agitation, hallucinations, disoriented, extremely low blood pressure (79/49), slight fever. They've had to consult the general practitioner, kidney doctor, cardiologist, pulmonary specialist, and finally, the surgeon. I was there from 2:30 until 9:15, and I'm exhausted.

I hated leaving her tonight. Of course, I will be going back tomorrow. Thank you for all of your prayers.


  1. Oh dearest, I've been thinking about you! My heart is with you. I've been through it and there really are no words of comfort, just loads of hope and prayers. Lots of people caring! Email me anytime you need to vent or talk or ask questions. I'm here for you!!

    Love Sherrie

  2. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers <3

  3. Diana, I am keeping you and your mum in my thoughts. I hope she is feeling okay and not in too much pain.

  4. I'm still praying for you guys.


  5. oh Diane, You are going through so so much. Praying that today (sunday) finds mom in a much better way.
    Continue to have faith,and think positive thoughts and please know you have supportive waves coming to you from all over the world! I am so here for u if u need to talk, vent or just need a shoulder. xoxo

  6. Your mom and you continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. (((Diana))) I pray today is a much better day.

  8. You all continue to be in my prayers. Thanks for taking time to update us and I hope you got a good night's rest.
    Hugs and blessings,

  9. I am SO happy the surgery went well.

  10. Hoping things are much better today. Hang in there! & know that people are praying for you, your mom & family. (including me!)

  11. I'm so sorry for what you're going through. It must be tough to see your Mom like that. My prayers are with you.

  12. Keeping you and your mom in my prayers every day...

  13. (((Diana)))
    I will be praying for you and your mom.


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