It's been a really bad day...

Discussion in 'Adrian Wong' started by Adrian Wong, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Day 16

    Today has been a good day for us.

    They removed the EVD (external ventricular drain) and took her off sedation completely this morning. When I visited her, she seemed to be doing okay. She still hasn't woken up yet - that will take a while.

    However, they said that she has shown some signs of waking up. At about 6 pm this evening, I actually saw her jerk her arms and shoulders in an attempt to cough when the nurse did a tracheal aspirate. She even shed a tear.

    She continued to move a little after that, but she soon fell asleep again. It is possible that she may wake tomorrow morning.. but it could also take a while longer.

    Her lung infection is still there, but it is under control. It is possible that it may clear up by tomorrow. So, overall, it's been a very good day. :thumb:
  2. karhoe

    karhoe Newbie

    Kudos ! We might still be able to have a BBQ before the year end :D
  3. lee_what2004

    lee_what2004 Just Started

    :pray: :pray: a little more :pray:
  4. PsYkHoTiK

    PsYkHoTiK Admin nerd

    Praying for the both of you. Hope the good news keeps coming and that Jenny gets better! :pray:
  5. Ishtim

    Ishtim Super Moderator

    Great news Boss! :clap:
  6. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    Wow great news! I would like to visit her this weekends.
  7. Falcone

    Falcone Official Mascot Creator

    Great news indeed, :pray: :pray:
  8. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Day 17 Part 1

    Okay, a minor setback today.

    Her blood pressure and pulse went up pretty high after they took her off sedation, so they put her on oral sedation last night to be tapered off over the next 3 days.

    They expect her to slowly wake up anytime during those three days, if not after that. But they hope it will be over the next 3 days as she has been intubated for almost 3 weeks now. If she doesn't wake and breathe by herself in 3 days, they will have to do a tracheostomy - basically cutting a hole into her throat.

    While we were there just now, we saw her move both her arms a few times. No idea if she can actually hear us, or was just moving randomly, but it's still a good sign.
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2009
  9. lee_what2004

    lee_what2004 Just Started

    keep talking to her :pray:
  10. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Day 17 Part 2

    From Jenny's brother who's with her now :

  11. Dashken

    Dashken Administrator!

    Good news there! Adrian... talk to her.. About your kid... Everything!!! :pray:
  12. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Was at the hospital late tonight. Saw her cough a few times and her eyes move a little. We will see how she is in the morning. :pray:
  13. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Been talking to her... and letting her listen to Ryan's noises. :D
  14. lee_what2004

    lee_what2004 Just Started

    Ryan doing good?
  15. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Ryan's doing pretty okay actually cause he gets lots of attention. :thumb:
  16. The_YongGrand

    The_YongGrand Just Started

    She'll be good and all right! Let's hope for more of the best!
  17. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Day 18

    It's already Day 18.

    Today, she showed more signs of waking up but she's still not awake.

    They did a CT scan in the afternoon. The old clot is now very small while the new clot is slightly smaller. The midline shift of the brain is virtually gone, so that's a very good sign.

    There's still cerebral swelling, but it's noticeably reduced. Overall, the picture looks good. Now, if only she would wake up....
  18. lee_what2004

    lee_what2004 Just Started

    its time to wake up :pray: :pray:
  19. Ishtim

    Ishtim Super Moderator

  20. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Day 19

    Jenny is awake! She spontaneously opened her eyes today, and seemed to respond to me. She can't fully open her eyes yet, and she has more movement in the left arm than the right, but overall, that's an improvement over yesterday.

    Although I cannot be 100% sure, I feel she can understand what I tell her. She cried a few times, especially when I showed her videos of Ryan.

    They are planning to extubate her (remove the tube that's ventilating her lungs) tonight, and they cut her dose of oral diazepam by 1/3 today. So I hope we will see more improvement tomorrow. :pray:

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