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4/6/2017 Latest post:
On Tuesday, April 4th, Jackie came down with a sudden illness and was admitted to Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital with dehydration and leg pain. Overnight she developed worsening pain that required more medication and eventually needed a ventilator for respiratory support. Her blood pressure dropped, blood cultures were done which showed strep infection, her kidneys stopped working requiring dialysis, and it was determined that she had septic shock. Also further testing of leg pain showed blood clots in both legs. No cause has been found for the blood clots or septic shock. On Tuesday, April 18th, Jackie was moved out of the ICU and into the Critical Care Unit. On Thursday. April 27th, Jackie was moved to a Med/Surg Room to continue her healing journey. On Tuesday, May 9th, Jackie moved to to Bethesda Hospital in Saint Paul for the first part of her rehabilitation. On Friday, June 2nd, Jackie moved to Good Samaritan Society-Ambassador in New Hope for the next phase of rehabilitation. On Sunday, September 10th, Jackie moved home and continues rehabilitation on an outpatient basis.