Dec 18 2012

Madam Kathy Update

Published by at 10:08 am under General,Planet Kathy News

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.

Standing by Kathy's hospital bed is like being on the space shuttle!

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.


15 responses so far

15 Responses to “Madam Kathy Update”

  1. Monicaon 18 Dec 2012 at 11:41 am

    Thank you for this update! I have been worried about how Kathy is doing & praying for her recovery. Sure do miss reading her thoughts.

  2. Krison 18 Dec 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Thanks for the update.

  3. Raydaon 18 Dec 2012 at 6:28 pm

    Kathy is in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for letting us know how she is doing.

  4. Annie Wxon 18 Dec 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Appreciate your taking time to let us know how things are progressing. Lots of prayers have been directed heavenward in her behalf.

    May she continue to gain strength daily.

  5. Saraon 18 Dec 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Thank you. Keeping you in my prayers and looking forward to your return. C’mon Kathy, you can do it!

  6. Elisabethon 19 Dec 2012 at 9:37 am

    I’m so glad she’s doing better. Thanks for the update.

  7. CindyOon 19 Dec 2012 at 9:56 am

    Wonderful news! I hope her improvement continues swiftly and surely and that she’s back home with you as soon as possible. Thanks for keeping us posted

  8. Maryannon 20 Dec 2012 at 3:34 am

    I am so grateful for this info—please keep us informed. Thank you so much.

  9. Jennie Hansenon 20 Dec 2012 at 11:27 am

    Thanks for the update. She is in my thoughts and prayers.

  10. JRon 21 Dec 2012 at 6:03 am

    What everyone else said – and thank you. Kathy and family will continue to be in thoughts and prayers.
    Thank you for thinking of us who follow her by keeping us informed.

  11. Dianaon 23 Dec 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Ditto! Clearly Kathy has a lot of friends and fans who miss her! Thanks for keeping us updated on her progress!

  12. Bethon 26 Dec 2012 at 9:14 am

    I’ve been thinking about you & Fluffy these past few days as I was getting caught up on your blog. My heart & prayers go out for you!

  13. Jeff Lindsayon 28 Dec 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Get well, Kathy! What an unfortunate way to spend the holidays, but we hope she’ll be on her feet, or at least on her keyboard, ASAP.

  14. nitaon 04 Jan 2013 at 9:36 pm

    continued wishes for her well being, I hope rehab is going well for her and that she is feeling better each day!

  15. Donnaon 07 Jan 2013 at 11:01 am

    I am a fan of Kathy’s blog and writings elsewhere. Although I rarely comment, I read faithfully and have been concerned about her welfare.
    Since there have been no updates since the beginning of December, I am hoping Kathy is resting and recovering and has more important things to do than post on her blog.
    I offer my well wishes to Kathy and all those who love her.

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