Friday morning (5/27) update – Coming Home (?)

by | May 27, 2022

Today could be the day…  Tara’s stomach drain is working well which is important to getting her home.  They took out the nose tube yesterday which made Tara very happy.  We took a couple of walks around the floor at the hospital and she’s moving well.  The nurses were all happy to see her up and around.

One last piece that is needed to get her out of there – a drain/catheter for the ascites that builds up in her abdomen.  That fluid build-up has been occuring since late last fall.  She’s had the fluid drained a few times since January.  That fluid could press on her stomach if it builds up and cause problems with the stomach drain so the medical team wants to place a catheter that would allow the home care team to easily drain the fluid if it builds up.  The good news is that she should be able to go home the same day.  Her nurse was pretty confident yesterday that she’d be discharged today.  As I mentioned, things have been a moving target so that could change but we’re hoping for the best.

Tara’s mom and brother are driving in from Pittsburgh today so getting her home would be great!

Folks have been asking what we need…we’re not sure yet.  For now, let Tara get home and settled.  I’m sure that we’ll need some help and we’ll be sure to let you know what we need!

1 Comment

  1. Stacy Kingsbury

    Sending lots of love, hugs and prayers! Praying that today is the day she gets to go home! Enjoy the visit with her mom and brother. I’m here to help if you need anything at all – please do not hesitate.

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