[Nfbmo] A Robin update.;
sbwright95 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 17 04:37:13 UTC 2015
Thanks for the update. Give Robin and Larry are love! Sheila and Jeff
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> On Mar 16, 2015, at 7:05 PM, Erin Joy Magoon via Nfbmo <nfbmo at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> Robin has now been back in ICU for just over two weeks.
> She had to have a shunt put into her brain to help drain the spinal
> fluid that had been collecting in her brain. It seemed to help for a
> couple of days.
> However, on Thursday of last week she became unresponsive, and slipped
> into a semiconscious state. She was only responding to painful
> stimuli, and sometimes saying her name very loudly. She also had a
> blood infection, and has been on a respirator for just over ten days.
> When they tried to see if she could breathe on her own over the
> weekend she only managed to do so for a few minutes.
> This morning though she breather for an hour with the respirator
> turned off, and she has been breathing with it on low, instead of
> medium all day. They also said that her blood infection is gone, and
> now when you speak to her she turns her head toward your voice and is
> trying to open her eyes.
> They are going to give the respirator another couple of days to see if
> she can come off of it instead of putting her on a trake.
> Also, they are going to need to go back in and reposition the shunt
> and change her stomach feeding tube. They are trying to get this
> arranged. In the meantime they have wrapped her head in a very tight
> pressure bandage to help with the swelling.
> I will be going to see her in the morning, I intend to take music for
> us to listen too, as well as read her the Bible and listen to a book
> with her.
> I'll keep you guys posted. Thanks for the prayers and well wishes.
> We are passing them on to her.
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