Today was overall a GREAT day!
But let me start with last night. Last night grandma went into A-Fib (Atrial fibrillation). She came out of it but that was a scare.
So, this morning they started evaluating whether she needed a pacemaker again. I can’t possibly count how many times they’ve evaluated whether she needs a pacemaker but at this point our whole family agrees that it should be put in just in case, since it seems like 50% of the time they agree she does need one. But this morning they gave her meds for the A-Fib and said she didn’t need the pacemaker. I talked to Ally and Grandma at lunch time and things were going GREAT… grandma ordered her own breakfast of eggs, fruit, and like 3 other things that got rattled off faster than I could remember, ate it all. Then walked from her chair to the door of the room and back with a walker and a person on either side just in case but the helpers didn’t have to assist her at all. This is huge considering it was only two or three days ago that the staff had to 100% transfer her from the chair back to the bed at one point. When I talked to her she sounded just like she does normally… a lot better than the previous times that we spoke. She was laughing and joking around and cheerful. She also announced that she once again likes onions, so as far as I’m concerned all is right in the world! She said that when she was eating them and didn’t like them that she knew it was weird because in her head she knew she liked onions, they just didn’t taste good at that point.
So they were ready to move her to a private room today, monitor her for 24 hours then head back to Salina. But plans have once again changed. We aren’t clear on the reason or where it came from but a nurse told them that tomorrow she is scheduled to have the pacemaker put in. Ally will talk to the doctor in the morning to find out details but like I said earlier, just go ahead and do it so we can stop worrying! So it sounds like she’ll be in surgery for about an hour tomorrow, then get released on Saturday or later. The surgery should be pretty easy on her even though she is weakened, it is an outpatient surgery normally and the doctor expects her to get through it just fine. So I’ll let you know tomorrow how things are going… with all the mind changing she may have a permanent pacemaker or she may be back in Salina, who knows!
Since she (hopefully) doesn’t have long left at the hospital lets hit her up with some email messages again. I’m sure she’d like an update on current events or a funny story, etc. Let’s send them out so she has something to look forward to Click here to send message. I don’t know the room number, just put Peg Britton and they will find her.
Thanks for the comments on the previous posts, I know it means a lot to her to have her readers excited to get her back.