Nov 18, 2017 Latest post:
Jan 11, 2018
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.
My mom was admitted to Aultman Hospital's Cardiac Care Unit on November 2nd with abdominal and chest pain. The cardiologists and internists believed that it was Gall Bladder pain, but the Gall Bladder specialist did not agree. She spent a full 4 days in terrible pain until her infected gall bladder was diagnosed and treated with a drain and antibiotics. By that time, she had developed pancreatitis which complicated her issues. Since then, her liver enzymes went up and she developed Sepsis; then she went into kidney failure.
Her heart is strong and maintaining while she struggles with all these complications. Her nurses have been fantastic and most of her doctors are caring, knowledgeable and kind. We obviously are very annoyed with the Gall Bladder specialist and have requested a different doctor to take his place. She was moved from the Cardiac Care Unit on WEdnesday, November 15th, and put in the Extended Stay Unit on the fourth floor. We are very, very happy with the approach the team is taking here and also with the care she is receiving. Her infections are clearing up and the Infectious Disease doctor may be able to c lear her for the valve repair next week, however, we have gotten Cleveland Clinic involved and are hopeful that we can get her transferred there as soon as possible.
She's getting better, but still isn't well by any stretch of the imagination. It helps to hear that you are praying for her, but she isn't ready for calls or visitors yet. My father is staying with her from 9 AM until 9 PM every day. For those of his nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters trying to reach him, he is home from about 9:45 until 8 AM every day and would be happy to talk!
We will continue to update this site since I haven't been wonderful at keeping up individual text messages to you all. Please continue to pray for mom and dad as they go through this; she's on the road to recovery, but it's going to be a long, long time before she's fully recovered.