Friday, March 16, 2012

More Good News

They were able to successfully able to get Rebecca off the vent in the late morning and have stopped all of the medications. Although it is difficult for her to speak and she is still somewhat confused about what has happened to her, a full neurology workup has promised that, in that regard, she will recover fully.

Her cardiologist is still concerned with an arrhythmia and a possible murmur, but it isn't known whether she had the issues before, or if they are a new deveopment. His thought is that it's probably new since the trauma this past week, and time will tell whether once all of the medications are completely out of her system (some of the medications they had to use have the potential side effect of disturbing normal heart rhythms) and her body has had more time to recover, it will correct itself or if she will need surgery in the future. It isn't a serious enough issue to warrant immediate action and also, her body is still too weak for a lot of intervention, so they are going to wait and see how it develops.

Her kidney function is still rebounding, but doing better. She isn't requiring any supplemental oxygen at this point, which her doctors say is nothing short of a miracle.

She is apparently very frustrated that they are telling her that she will be in the hospital for another week. That's my girl! She is also asking for makeup! Also, classic Rebecca!

I hope to be able to visit her this weekend at some point, but I also don't want to overwhelm her. I know she will be inundated with people at the beginning. I am here or the long haul, so I can see her next week as she continues to get stronger.

Thank you again for the continued prayers. It seems to be working!


Mo and Will said...

this is GREAT news! so happy to read it.

MNRN said...


It Is What It Is said...

Such good news about her continued progress!

I would have her husband limit her visitors to CLOSE family and friends and believe you should see her as soon as possible. Acquaintances and people she may not want to see can be a drain, but having the support of a true, good friend, if just for a hug, can do wonders for her healing.

JW Moxie said...

I just read up on all that happened with your friend Rebecca. I'm keeping her in my continued prayers for a smooth and complete recovery. xoxo

Beth said...

So glad to hear the great news!

Continuing to pray!

Rebecca @ Unexplained X2 said...

Wow...amazing news.