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Thursday, January 29, 2009

update 2 on Gramma

Jamie posting again. Just wanted to let y'all know that my mom has not had her permanent pacemaker put in yet. She has developed pneumonia, her white blood cells(the ones that fight infection) have been very high. She is on 3 different antibiotics, still on the vent(machine that breathes for her) and still has the temporary pacer wire. She has also had to have several blood transfusions as her platlets and red blood cells were too low.
They hope to be able to do the permanent pacemaker tomorrow, but that has been the case all week. I'm trying to stay positive. Once again, thanks for all of your good thoughts. She stays deeply sedated most of the time, but has roused and been responsive several times. She has even attempted to communicate by writing to us(since you can't talk on a vent). She wrote out "I don't think I'll survive this", and we all told her yes she would and she has to fight. She is getting tired. I really hope that the surgery can be done tomorrow. So that's my prayer tonight. And that she can get off the vent.
Sunny & Scooter seem to know something is going on. They seem concerned for me. What would we do without our dogs? My 2 sisters from CA are still here. My daughter has been here every night until tonight, she had to go home this evening. She'll be back tomorrow though.
That's about it. One of these days soon, I am hoping things will look up and we can visit our wonderful DWB friends. Sunny & Scooter hope so too!
God Bless all of you for the wonderful support. I really appreciate it very much.
Hugs to you all.
Jamie and the kids

29 comments:

Mango said...

It is good that your mom can communicate. She must be scared to be on the vent. We're glad that your family is able to be close by (and of course that Sunny and Scooter continue to provide support).

Mango Momma

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

I'm still khrossing and pulling fur all of woo!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra and Khyra's Mom

Stanley said...

Miss Jamie!

We'll keep praying and we'll keep sending healing goob smooches your way. You hand them out as you see fit.

We're also very thankful your sissies are there with you and that your daughter has been available this week. Tell your mama all of us out here are pulling for her, and give some extra snuggles to the pups for us!

Goober love,
Stanley & his girl

Gus said...

Dear Jamie, Sunny and Scooter...we are so glad that your family is there to help you support your mom. Tell her that there are lots of doggies out here praying for her, and waiting to meet her when she does a guest appearance on Sunny and Scooter's blog.

gussie

KEY WEST COLLIES said...

We hope you wish comes true. After last year we know what you are going through.

Dog Speed,

Essex & Deacon

The OP Pack said...

The waiting is terrible, hope tomorrow is a better day. Prayers and sibe vibes headed your way.

Woos, the OP Pack

Eduardo said...

My Mommy is praying up a storm! & I'm spending all day snuggling! Tell her not to give up! We are pulling for her! We love you!
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

We're all here for you Jamie, Scooter and Sunny...we've been sending terrier zen and keeping you in our thoughts and prayers...Mumsie says to tell your mom to take be kind to herself and to take some time everyday to pamper herself...even if it's just 10 minutes...a hot bath can be soothing....

We love you guys!!!

Scruffy, Lacie, Babystan and Mumsie

Babystan keeps flyin' back and forth...he wants you to know he's right there holdin' ur paw, Sunny!!

Joe Stains said...

We are hoping with everything we've got that she can get that pacemaker tomorrow.

Asta said...

Jamie Sunny and Scootew
You awe constantly in ouw heawts and pwayews..We hope youw Mom gets that pacemaker and gets off the vent....
we'we wif all of you..you have ouw love and suppowt
twy to get some sneep auntie Jamie
love and smoochie kisses
ASTA, Mommi and Daddi

Coco said...

Coco & I will keep your mom in our prayers.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

We're pulling for your mom too!

Maggie and Mitch said...

Your gram is in our thoughts and prayers constantly! We hope today is a better day for her and that she gets her pacemaker!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Noah the Airedale said...

It's good that your mum has her family around her during this time. Everything is crossed for your mum Jamie and hopefully today is the day she gets her pacemaker.
Take care.

Denise Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

Oh, no! We were hoping the pacemaker had already been implanted. We'll keep up the Aire-zen and think good thoughts for all of you. We are soooo glad you family is there with you! It's VERY impawtent at times like this!

Aire-hugs,
Poppy, Penny & Patches

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

Our paws and fingers are crossed for your Mama.

love from Marvin and Jeannie and family xxxxxxxxx

Moco said...

Double crossed paws in the circle of healing vibes for G-ma.

Deetz said...

I am going to turn up the volume on my paw prayers all weekend long.....my whole family is thinkin about you in this time of need. Even Sharkie is putting his lil paws together with me.....The Power of a Deetzy Paw Prayer....sending your way
Deetzy

Deetz said...

I am going to turn up the volume on my paw prayers all weekend long.....my whole family is thinkin about you in this time of need. Even Sharkie is putting his lil paws together with me.....The Power of a Deetzy Paw Prayer....sending your way
Deetzy

Butchy & Snickers said...

We're praying very hard that Grammie has her surgery today. We know she will get better very fast once that is overwith. Power Of The Paw is at work!
Luv & Wirey Hugs,
Butchy, Snickers, Ruby, Sylvester & Scuby
(hehehe, we have lots of paws!)

Lady Kaos said...

Oh, Jamie. That had to be hard to read that! We're sending even more healing vibes to your Mom and supportive vibes to you and the dogs.
BIG HUGS TO ALL OF YOU!!!
Kaos & Hilary

Peanut said...

We are still thinking of you all.

Lorenza said...

We are thinking of you!
Good vibes and prayers!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

chasingsquirrelswithrusty said...

Hi Jamie, Sunny & Scooter,
Mom is still praying and Riley and I are crossing our paws and sending good barklove vibes.

Barklove,
Rusty

Josh and Jess said...

We're praying for you!! Please post a further update as soon as you can.

Love, Josh and Jess

Rambo said...

We are still thinking of you too with lots of prayers and good thoughts. Tell Mom to stay positive!
love,
Rambo, MM & G-Mom

Jake of Florida said...

Jamie,

We've been offline for awhile -- so missed several of the updates. We're sending you all our most encouraging thoughts to keep you going during this stressful time and hope your Mom gathers healing strength.

Hugs,

The Barkalots and Joan

Thor said...

Jsmie. Sunny and Scooter
We are thinking of you all.

Love,
Thor and mom

Amber-Mae said...

We are thinking about you all!!!!

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer