Friday, February 25, 2011

Send some love to Liz

Could I ask you a favor? All of you? Starting tonight and every night until my mom's 86th birthday on March 1st, could you set your timers for 9:30 pm eastern time? Then could you spend 3 minutes meditating, praying, loving on her? Her esophagus was torn during a test and it needs some healing. Open your hearts and help close her esophagus. Send some love to Liz in Fort Myers! Thank you!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Hospital days...

You can read a little story about our stay...

Thursday, February 17, 2011


Nutrition begins tonight. Through a picc line which was inserted yesterday. Seems absurd that a picc line put in yesterday afternoon can only get the nutrition tonight. But that's the way the ball bounces around here it seems. Can only mix up that yellow lipid rich goop once a day as it takes several hours to get it all together. Looking forward to some sustenance.

Found out today that the hospital stay will be extended one more week. Ugh to that says Liz. That'll make nearly 3 weeks total.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Lizs' Heart on Valentines Day 2011

Hello all,
As it stands now, there won't be valve surgery in the foreseeable future. It seems the issues from the valve arent' great enough to warrant opening her up for a new valve. Risks measured = less risk from the current valve vs. risk from the surgery. My mom is glad about that. The esophagus is painful but is seemingly clearing up as of this afternoon. ENT did the scope yesterday with a camera sent through her nose and down to her esophagus. Amazing little camera. I might be able to stay until Saturday or Sunday - pondering what needs to be shifted around. I would like to stay and then Damien and Sophie arrive on the 26th. Thad has postponed his journey until he gets further news.

Spirits are a little low today but I think it's because of no nutrition. Nothing by mouth for 2 days now and really nothing much even before that. If it goes much longer, we'll try to get a nutrition IV put in (thanks Rita for that info)

Love to all,