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Friday, September 4, 2009

Update on Balisha's progress Friday 9/4/09

Hi Everybody.

WOW! Unbelievable! I have good news for all. Balisha has been told by her Neurosurgeon that she can go home Saturday, September 5th. She had her surgery at about 11:20 AM Wednesday the 2nd and only about 50 hours later she has improved to the point that she is OK to go home. God is awesome. She showered this morning, ate her breakfast and later took a stroll with me around the floor of her unit. Her I V's were discontinued and now is only on oral meds.

Decadron is a steroid given to reduce swelling of the brain. I will be titrating/weaning her off of this med at home. If one stops this med abruptly, it could be very dangerous because it could very easily cause a rebound effect and cause her surgical site and her brain to swell, so one has to quit taking this med a little at a time. I will have her off of it by Monday the 15th.
She will also be taking Dilantin every day for a month to prevent a seizure and then off of everything. Within the next two weeks a follow up MRI will be done to evaluated the progress of the healing at the surgical site.

What a great pair of hands on our Surgeon, Dr. Todd Alexander. Thank you God and Dr Alexander.

Baliaha and I want to thank everyone for their concern and especially for their prayers.

Blessings to all,
Joe

15 comments:

Lynn said...

Unbelievable, how wonderful. I'm sure she will be glad to get home tomorrow!!! Have a great holiday weekend...

Sue said...

I am so very happy to hear that everything is going well. A higher power guided your doctor. Your faith helped too! All good wishes for a continued recovery. many hugs, Sue

Judy said...

This is wonderful news. I know that she is so excited to be coming home and she will be in good hands once she gets there. She has just done great and we are all so thankful along with you and your families. She will be her feisty self again before we know it. I am leaving town for the weekend to visit my daughter but will check when I get the chance. I am so happy for you both. It is amazing how well she has done during all this. Blessings and prayers for you both, Judy

cwa said...

It is so good to hear that Balisha keeps improving so rapidly. We will all keep praying for her continued recovery. Blessings to both of you.

Racquel said...

This is great news Joe. I'm so happy for you & Balisha. I know you are glad that she is able to come home tomorrow. Take care & tell her she is in my thoughts and prayers. :)

Patti Cakes said...

That is wonderful news. It will be nice to have her at home I am sure. Take care of her and yourself. God is good! Hugs

Barb said...

What wonderful news. I am so very happy everything is going so good. I know Balisha is happy to be coming home.Have a great holiday weekend. Blessings and prayers to you Balisha and your families.
Barb

Elenka said...

Wow. What a difference time makes....This is great news.
She must be surprised as well, to be home on Saturday and looking at her garden once again...so soon.
Truly wonderful.

Mrs. Bee said...

OH JOE!!
What an answer to prayer!!
Thank you for letting usknow the blessed news!
Praying you get some good rest for tomorrow's homecoming!!

One Woman's Journey said...

Dear Balisha, because of being caught up in my own world and having limited use to computer I did not know all that was happening in your world. I read with tears in my eyes. Healing blessings sent your way - my special online friend. God is so good.

Beverly said...

so glad she is doing so well. May she continue on the road to good health...

Margie's Musings said...

That is absolutely wonderful, Joe! I'm sure all these many prayers have not hurt anything.

You have been wonderful during all this. I'm sure you are very excited about her progress and that she gets to come home so quickly.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Mona is doing a happy dance here!
I am so darned HAPPY! :)

BALISHA! Welcome Home, Love! YOU did it. GOD is good! We love you!
Your Joe did good!

I'm sending you a huge hug...and lots of love and joy!
Mona :)

Tolentreasures said...

So glad that all is going well. What a blessing to have her coming home so soon.

Cathy

nancybond said...

Absolutely delighted for you both -- this is the BEST news. :)