Thursday, December 2, 2010
We got a phone call from David, Willy's brother in Cincinnati, with an update on Betty. She is doing well with rehab and is just about weaned from the ventilator. They supplement this with the oxygen tube thing in the nose bit and she is a little more active each day. She is fully coherent and can converse and all her vital signs are strong. She is deeply saddened by Willy's death, of course...says "she wants to go home, but Willy won't be there." The family is not to happy with the hospital and staff where she is. She had one incident where the "call button" on her bed was not working and she could not get anyone to respond until they came in for a medicine round some hours later. I can hear Betty now!!! All in all, the prognosis is good. I don't know if she will be released in time for Christmas, or where she will spend the holidays at this point. I'll keep you updated as I get word. Toby sends.
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