Because We Love Her

August 14, 2011

August 14th, 2011 Posted in Daily News Post

It’s been a long time since the last blog and I hope we still have our audience. We have had our plates full for quite some time now but this should catch you up a bit.

Chloe had an episode of sleep apnea/aspiration, that scared a bunch of us. She stopped breathing one night and the nurse couldn’t stimulate her for quite some time. It seems she had aspirated a lot of fluid into her lungs. Dana drove them all to the hospital in the middle of the night for an x-ray and consultation. She didn’t have to spend the night but we have been on high alert ever since. There have been no more episodes, however, she still desats numerous times during the night.

The latest and biggest news is that we finally had her botox surgery. It went well as far as the surgeon was concerned but we do have to wait about two weeks for results. That is about how long until we know if Chloe is really swallowing or not. We do know she has passed something by her esophagus, evidenced by some color when her tube feeds backed up. She just hasn’t known for sure that she is or not.

The interesting thing is that the first words out of Chloe’s mouth, when she woke up from the surgery were, “it worked.” So let’s all keep whatever we cross, crossed.

It looks like Dana will be pulling more night shifts soon as the nursing hours will be reduced starting in November. We don’t know how much but it will be quite a bit because she no longer has the trach. They actually asked if we’d consider putting the trach back in to justify more hours!!! Can you believe it?!

Another tough thing is that the insurance is being changed. This means we will have to break in a whole new team of doctors at Kaiser. It’s not something we’re happy about but it was not something that was planned. Boarders is going out of business and that’s were the policy was from.

Dana and I have had a few sales this summer in hopes of reducing our stuff so that we can get our houses fixed up and sold. Mine will go on the market ASAP. When it sells then we’ll start trying to sell hers while looking for our own home. More on what we find later.

Until next time please stay well. We’ve had too many notices that were not of the wellness kind lately and enough is enough.


  1. 2 Responses to “August 14, 2011”

  2. By Wendy on Aug 18, 2011

    Still here!!! Thanks for the update, you are always in my thoughts. With love, Wendy

  3. By Karen on Aug 19, 2011

    Ditto on what Wendy said! Thanks for the update and good luck with selling both houses.

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