Tony and Diane regularly tease Mom about being Saint Francina due to Mom’s love of animals.
The Medical community at the Providence VA hospital is beginning to buy into her Sainthood.
After Mom arrived yesterday, Jerry has had an amazing turnaround. He has been alert, able to visit with Mom, jokes with the staff, able to confirm his medical directives with Mom and the staff, able to go without the BPAP device for longer periods, and able to comprehend his situation. His medical team is elated. They will continue to watch him closely, but have cautiously begun talking about returning him to Morgan Health Center, which is equipped to handle the BPAP machine that he uses to assist his breathing. Their major proviso is that Morgan be able to return Jerry to the VA quickly should fluid buildup in his lungs increase to the point that it again impairs breathing. His situation is still dire given his host of medical issues with liver, kidneys, lungs, heart, et cetera. (more…)