A summary of how we got here. Feb. 26, Ally was battling pneumonia, as she does 2 - 4 times each year. Usually, a prednisone prescription will work in 3 - 5 days.
Not this time. Nothing the doctors tried would get rid of the pneumonia. The last thing left to try was ECMO, with a 30% to 50% chance of working. Ally was put into an induced coma, 16 days, and onto the ECMO machine. Ally was left on ECMO for 11 days to give her lungs time to fight the infection and heal. It was finally discovered that the MRSA bacterium was in the lungs with the pneumonia. MRSA is resistant to most of the commonly used antibiotics. This is why nothing the doctors did would get rid of nthe pneumonoia.
Ever since they found the right antibiotic to combat the MRSA, Ally's lungs have been able to heal. They brought her out of her coma on March 14. They removed one of the sedation meds and reduced the other 2. Thinking it would take anywhere from 2 - 6 days to wake her. They were wrong. She opened her eyes the next morning. It was so amazing to see those beautiful eyes again.
It took the next two weeks for Ally's body to get rid of the sedation meds stored up in the body.
They put a trach tube in for the ventilator. Now that her mouth was clear of tubes we were able to kiss again. Also, now our children were more comfortable in visiting. Seeing the kids gave Ally some renewed strengh. Ally has been off ventilator for 4 - 5 days now.
Yesterday she moved out of ICU to the High Acuity Unit. A move in the right direction. Her memory is improving so i am starting to fill her in on what she has gone thru. I kept a diary for here like so many of you suggested.
Sorry, but i will have to finish this post later tonight. We are headingoff to see Ally.
The long and the short of it is i want Ally to talk top all of you. I think it will help her a ton. I am going to try and get her to make a posting and talk to you guys. However she might not want to.She does like to read the posts. If it is not too much to ask, could some of you reach out to her? You can all relate to what she has gone thru much better than I.
This site saved me and i am sure it can have the same if not a better effect on Ally.
Thank you guys
Marc and Ally