Jamie here. Ok-weaning-fail. Extubation-pulling the breathing tube-fail.(not surprising to me at all.) Sooo Mom had a tracheotomy put in yesterday. Yes-she is still on the vent that breathes for her. But, this is a good chance for strengthening and getting off that you can't do with the mouth tube. (3 docs concur) I have seen it too. You can do alot of physical therapy and better trials with a trach. Just sitting up will help. This is now going to be up to her to work to get stronger. Since it was just done yesterday at 5 pm CST, they will let her rest and recuperate from the tube being pulled and the trach being done.
I believe every experience is supoosed to teach a lesson. I think I have figured out 2 from all this, but I may not know until I leave this earth what it all is.
I am more hopeful now. Also, the human body can only stay in a "oh sh*t" state for a limited time. It is amazing what your normal becomes whether you like it or not. AND, as some rehab time goes on, if Mom does not want it, she can let us know.
So, I do not plan to blog much more about this so much as I have been. And Sunny & Scooter would like a turn. Again, thank you for all your support. Again I find words inadequate for the amount of support. God Bless all of you.
We'll try to blog soon. At the moment, I am , as Scooter would say, exahaustamated.
Hugs to all of you,
Jamie & the kids