Dec 18 2012
Our dear sweet Miss Kathy was admitted to the hospital on December 5th, with what was later diagnosed as a severe case of pneumonia. After seeing no improvement over night, the doctors decided that the best course of action was to put her to sleep, put her on a ventilator and let her body heal.
About a week later, the infection was gone, so they took her off of the sleep medication. It took her more than three days to show signs of waking. Her lungs had a hard time getting used to breathing on her own again, so they performed a tracheostomy yesterday so that she can get more air into her lungs and wean herself from the ventilator gradually.
The plan is to move her from the hospital (hopefully this week) to a rehabilitation facility where they can work with her to get her lungs and her body back into shape. After almost two weeks in bed, she is weak and cannot even do simple tasks such as move her limbs. It may take her some time to get back to her keyboard, but hopefully the more serious portions of this little journey are behind her.
Thanks to everyone for their thoughts and prayers. Kathy and Fluffy know they have been helpful and we appreciate all of her faithful readers and friends.