Surgery Update #2

There is no doubt that my sister-in-law is a sick woman.  She’s hooked up to all sorts of machines and remains heavily sedated.  Despite her appearance, which is quite unnerving, the nurses and doctor are pleased with her progress to date.  She will remain in the ICU for a few more days.  They plan on removing her intubation in the next 24 to 48 hours, after that they will decrease her level of sedation.  When I spoke to the nurse today she stated that my sister-in-law’s lungs sound clear which is a good thing.  There is always a risk of pneumonia or fluid on the lungs when someone is flat out like this.  Since the risk of infection is quite high, they will continue to administer a strong antibiotic.  She also will receive albumin infusions to support her recovery. Her body appears to be attempting resumption of normal bodily activities and they have heard some activity in her intestines – again a good thing.

2 comments on “Surgery Update #2

  1. Pingback: My Sister-In-Law | artfulwhimsy

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