Friday, July 10, 2009

Brief Update

It's now been just over two weeks since the Good Doctor Mondo was intubated, and to date, her progress has been interminably slow. In fact, she's pretty much as she was over a week ago. But there are some signs of improvement, and some signs that she may be beginning to give up some of this fluid in her lungs.

However, we're running into territory where keeping her on the ventilator risks possible serious, permanent damage to her mouth, throat, and vocal cords. As such, the doctors will be performing a tracheotomy in a few hours. The hope is that once they can lift her from the sedation she's been under all this time (because she'll no longer be on the vent), that she may actually be able to begin to recover.

Be well.


Riggstad said...

I can't imagine what you are going through. Thoughts and prayers will continue

lightning36 said...

Still thinking about you Mondo. Continuing to wish you all the best. Let me know if there is anything I can do.

ICrushBloggers said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers!