Phyllis’s Story

Site created on September 12, 2018

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On Thursday September 6th 2018, mom was brought to the ER for possible pneumonia, her labs were okay but her atrial fibrillation was out of control. She was admitted and seemed to be making progress until early Sunday morning when they moved her to ICU to manage the atrial fibrillation on an amiodorone drip . Sunday was up and down and her blood pressure kept dropping so they decided to place an arterial line to have more accurate pressures. Seemed after that she greatly improved. On Monday I chose to go to work left her about 1130 am and all was good . That night around 9pm my daughter called and said she vomited so they had planned to place a nasogastric tube and of course I was concerned so I left work and came to the hospital where she was. When I arrived I was in shock , her breathing was horrible and eventually they decided to place her on a ventilator. Now as of 10 am Wednesday morning she’s still on the vent, we are awaiting the kidney doctor to decide if she needs dialysis due to declining kidney function so they are going to leave her on the vent until we can see if the kidneys improve. Please keep her and all of us Donna Traci and of course the boys in your prayers but more importantly lease pray for a speedy and full recovery for my precious mom as she is our rock and we need all the prayers we can get. Thanks so much, Denise 

Newest Update

Journal entry by Denise Shields

So it’s been a while since an update was posted. Mom’s condition has declined and we removed all support. She is slightly responsive today and we will be moving to inpatient hospice sometime today. We are exhausted in every way possible and I know she is as well if not more. But she’s a trooper and hanging tough right now. Please continue to uplift us all but especially my precious mother as we face the next hurdles that may come. God bless you all for your prayers and thoughts. Love Denise
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