Betty Mayes

First post: May 16, 2018 Latest post: Jul 12, 2018
DAY 1: As many of you know, Mom  passed out at home on Sunday morning, May 13.  She ultimately ended up in the neuro  ICU at Ft Sanders Regional Medical Center.  The doctors diagnosed her with an aneurysm.   She was rushed into emergency surgery in which they put 3 coils in the artery  in her head to stop the bleeding.  Additionally, she had a second surgery to insert a tube into her head to drain some of the fluids from around her brain and alleviate the pressure from building up too much.  Both surgeries were successful as she stabilized for the time being.  We are so THANKFUL to everyone for their prayers and calls as we know that GOD is good in his sovereignty and his plan.  We were told that she will be in the ICU for a minimum of 14 days for observation , treatment and monitoring.   

DAY 2:  We were so excited to be able to talk with her today as she was somewhat coherent.  She slept a lot today but was able to talk with us.  She could follow through with small commands and nod yes or no to answer our questions.  We were so excited that the Dr. was able to remove the breathing tube today and she was able to breathe on her own.

DAY 3:  Today was a tougher day as she was completely asleep on every one of our visits but one.  I believe that her body is trying to heal.  She has a slight fever and she is receiving tylenol for her fever.  

DAY 4:  Today's first visit was very encouraging.  She was setting up in bed, knew her address, places that she and dad have traveled to, and just about any information in which she was asked.  She didn't remember seeing us on any of the other days and wanted to know why her family hasn't visited her (lol).  Again, we are so thankful to be able to have time with her.  We talked about what happened to her and that she will be in the ICU for at least two weeks total.  We expressed everyone's thoughts and prayers to her and let her know how many visitors and calls in which people have asked about her.  Thanks so much for everyone's help.  It is so appreciated.