a favourite shade of blue

a favourite shade of blue

Friday, October 28, 2011

Good and Not so Good News

So the good news is that Grandma should be headed home next week. They are aiming for November 3rd or so.

The bad news is that the original infection seems to have jumped to her kidneys. She will be on a regime of anti-biotics until Monday and then they will observe her for 2 days without them. Originally they couldn't fight the infection successfully using anti-biotics because of its location. The bladder was harbouring it and allowing it to fester. Because her kidneys are not quite the same in their ability to hide this infection, we are hoping that this means anti-biotices will be successful this time around. If everything seems okay after they have observed her, they will send her home. However, that does not preclude it from returning again.

Grandma is understandably frustrated by this turn of events. We are all hoping for the best and I have assured her that her family is behind her, regardless of what we have to do to fight this thing and win :)

If the anti-biotics are unsuccessful I will let you guys know.


Friday, October 21, 2011

Not Out Of The Woods

I just got notification from my dad today that Grandma has been put into isolation. It appears that she has developed a kidney infection and must wait for it to pass before her recovery can continue.

I don't know the details and my dad has not indicated the severity of the infection, but as always, I'll let you know as soon as I hear anything.


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Me again...

So I talked to Grandpa Ray and unfortunately the weekend did not go as planned. Grandma apparently had a flare up of an infection in her urinary tract that was caught by an increase in white blood cells in her urine.

This has caused us to go back to a wait-and-see for a little bit to see if it comes back (her body has been successfully fighting it), though Grandpa sounds hopeful. I know we're all impatient to get her home, but no one more so than him.

I'll let you know if anything changes :)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Grandma's Progress

Hi guys! It's Mary.

I'm wrapping up my visit to the mainland today. It's been a busy one, but I managed to get 2 visits in with Grandma over the past week.

Originally they were hoping she would be heading home on Friday but a spike in her potassium and another minor complication has kept her in hospital this weekend. They are now hoping for tomorrow as a release date.

Dad is in Lithuania but he is trying to get some home assistance arranged for the first few weeks back while Grandma gets back on her feet.

Speaking of on her feet, her leg strength is improving by proverbial leaps and bounds and she is able to walk herself down a long hall to the elevators with the assistance of her walker and Grandpa to keep a careful eye on her ;)

As we were on our last visit Friday we ran into Bob and Buzz. They were getting a visit in before they go away on a trip. Where to I don exactly remember. It must be this baby brain...

In the photo is myself at the top, Grandma and Meaghan. We were sans Charlotte for the day which was nice for Meg :)

In any case, I'll be back out to the mainland in 2 weeks and with any luck should be visiting with Grandma in her home. You will probably hear from her through her blog before you hear from me again!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Quick Update

Hi guys, its Mary.

I had a chance to talk to Grandpa Ray yesterday. He says its been more of the same, slow but progressing. I'll be heading over to the mainland (I live on Vancouver Island) and I'll see Grandma next week and I'll provide a more detailed update and maybe a picture or two if she will let me :)

Happy Thanksgiving all. I know our family especially has things to be thankful for this season. To all of you in the USA, I know it's not your holiday yet, but Happy Thanksgiving anyway :)