Yeah hang in there....we nearly lost Vicki last summer and when I look at where she was then and where she is now....its nothing short of a miracle...
Don't give up....don't ever give up....God has a plan and will watch over her....keep praying and most of all never stop believing...at times it will be hard....but the progress will give her and all hope....she needs all the of the positive vibes she can get now...
Keep us informed...prayers still coming...
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Day 7...Ann remains stable; she had a good night. Neurological responses to pain remain unchanged with grimicing and withdrawal on the upper extremities; grimicing on the lower extremities. There is still some concern about the potential for vasospasms, which remain a real possibility, but much like yesterday, we'll take today.
Ann had a quiet night as they still have her heavily sedated and on a paralytic. They are running a 24 hour EEG and so far it has not shown any seizure activity; Great News!! Another CT scan today and then the decision on how to safely remove her from the paralytics.
Ann update: The angioscope (IR procedure) late this afternoon showed no increase in vasospasm activity, the vessels that they performed the angioplasty on are holding well. She was off the paralytic but heavily sedated today. Same course of treatment is scheduled for tomorrow with another angioscope to look at and measure vasospasm activity. All things considered, a good day. We'll gladly take it.
Thanks to all for continued support. Better late than never Pops. Youdaman.
Ann had a quiet night. They have removed her from the paralytic and are only using it when they have to perform an angioscope or similar procedure. She remains heavily sedated. The angioscope yesterday showed no increase in vasospasm activity, the angioplasty performed on Monday is holding well, but her blood pressure is still dropping dangerously low under certain stressful circumstances. This is not entirely unusual, but is particularly challenging in that it doesn't allow the staff to wean her from the sedatives and perform the necessary neurologic tests. Finally, she is still fighting the pneumonia, but successfully, so that too is a good thing. >>
Ann had a great night. First, they performed a C-T scan which showed no additional stroke activity. Means the vasospasm treatments are working. They slowly removed her from the paralytic and sedative. She responded to pain and command, with withdrawal response on all 4 extremities, and this morning, she raised her right arm to command. Her pulse rate still has ...a tendency to fluctuate quite a bit under certain circumstances (cough, clearing the tube, etc.) so we are watching that quite closely.
Being cautiously optimistic. Again, thank you for your thoughts, prayers.