On Sunday my dad and I had to go to Jacksonville to see my mom. For those of you who don't know, she's recovering from a lung transplant. Her nurse called my dad early Sunday morning and said that my mom was complaining of shortness of breath, and that she was being taken to ICU, but they were taking care of her. She also asked if he could come to the hospital. My dad let me know what was going on, I hopped out of bed, grabbed the bag that I keep packed and got ready to leave. Before we headed out, my mom's doctor called my dad and let him know what was going on. In short, her doctor believes another blood clot got to her lung which caused shortness of breath. He said that she was stable, they had put her on the ventilator to help with her breathing, and she was sedated. Her doctor, more or less, gave a good report which helped to put us at ease (we've gone through something similar to this during her recovery but worse).
We arrived in Jacksonville around 9:30am and went straight to the hospital. She was exactly as her doctor explained: sedated, on the ventilator, stable (no changes in her appearance). Her nurse was in the room and explained everything to us and what was going on at that point. We went over and kissed her to let her know we were there. We stayed with her Sunday, Monday, and came back yesterday.
She was stable enough to be taken off the vent so they removed it on Monday. Once they took it out she was back to herself. Her voice was a little raspy because of the tube but after a while she started talking normal again. By the end of the night, I had fed her soup, my dad and I watched tv with her and we prayed before we left. We stayed with her for a little while on Tuesday. She is doing well and we (God willing) will be returning this weekend.
This has been a long journey and we're just trusting God for my mom's complete recovery. Some days have been tougher than others but we know when it's all said and done God will get the glory for it all.
P.S. As we've learned during this process, when things like this happen, we know now that it's a slight setback. With God, she's overcome one (more than one) and these past couple of days she had to overcome again.
Asking that you would keep my mom in your prayers.