03/04/13 Mon Morning Update
Sat update on Sharon
I saw Sharon tonight and she looked good again. She said the Drs told her she was still going through detox, but that her numbers were getting back to the normal range. But said it may take as long as Mon to get the numbers they were looking for. Still no word on the Rehab. She said received several calls today from family today. She said to thank you so much for your prayers and calls today. It means so much Sorry my Fri night update was late posting… I used my wrong email address to send the update, but luckily you found the hospital number. Have a great Sunday.
Fri Evening Update 03/01/13
>> Pete said Sharon was going through detox. I wished I could remember the name of the med that is causing Sharon the biggest issues, but it is the med that keeps her from having seizures. They determined this was causing conflict with the steroids. After running tests, she had way too high levels of this med in her system. The range for the med should be between 10-19 and it registered at 29, so they have reduced the med and said they would not release her until she is back in normal range. Could take a couple of days. Pete said she is beside herself again and she wants to come home. The Drs had told Pete they couldn’t force her to stay but strongly advised her not to go home. If Pete’s sister in law had not been with Pete, Pete said he knows he could not have convinced her this was in her best interest. >> >> Here is Sharon’s new phone # 704-355-6435 and she is in room 4924. Pete said the new room was very nice. Large with a lot of nice furnishings. No word on the rehab yet… After a glowing report earlier, I hate sharing the news above. Hopefully a lot of the emotions this evening was from being tired. They did a good hour of physical therapy and she walked the most she had in a while. I’m sure she was exhausted. >> >> >>
03/01/13 (Fri) Update
Evening update on 01/28/13
Just got back from the hospital and Sharon looked amazingly well. Pete and I passed each other on the highway and when I got to Sharon’s room, she was asleep. After her nap, she said she felt better because she realized she needed to stay in the hospital. She said she almost had another nasty fall coming out of the hospital bathroom and thank goodness several people were there to catch her – and the light bulb went off – stop fighting it…
Latest Drs report: the Drs agreed the steroids played a major role in Sharon’s weakness, but they also discovered two other meds were contributing to the issues. One has the side effect of fogginess in the mind and another med also can cause balance issues. They are searching to see what meds can be substituted and if that is not the case, at least reduce the prescription. The other thing that is in question is whether the insurance will pay for Sharon to go across the street and have intense physical therapy for 5-7 days. She really hopes this is approved because she said she is getting spring fever and is ready to work in the yard. If the insurance doesn’t pay for the hospital rehab, then they are sure it will pay for in home therapy. That’s about it for now. Pete is exhausted and heading to bed soon. His brother and Karen arrived safely and will be taking care of him for a few days.
Sharon said I could put her hospital room phone # on the new blog (thanks MaryAnn) – 704-355-2798. But if the hospital rehab is approved tonight or in the morning, she may move across the street and obviously this number will no longer be valid. If that is the case, she will call me and give me the new number to post.
I told Sharon as I left, it was good to see the old Sharon back again! She has that “HOPE” again. Not sure if Sharon mentioned this to you, but she told me at Christmas time, her word for the New Year is HOPE.