Oh WOW - I don't even know how I made it through today. One of the ICU docs came in and pulled the rug out from underneath us! She said we "need to talk as a family and decide how far we want to go with this". I will spare you what she said for the most part, but she said, "I don't mean to be Dr. Doom and Gloom," three times. After the third time I said, "Well, you kind of are!" It was surreal. She said she wanted to be "Dr. Realistic". I thought of a few other words. Sorry! :P My dad and I talked with her oncologist, who is giving us a much more positive outlook.
The next step for dear mama is a tracheostomy so that she doesn't have to have the ventilator going all the way down her throat and risk permanent damage to her vocal chords. She will also have a feeding tube put into her stomach instead of a going down through her nose. These are surgical procedures, so please remember her and the doctors in your prayers.
This evening she did a great job weaning off the vent (94 minutes). Please pray for continued STRENGTH and healing.
By the way, after a 50 degree day and the snow almost all gone, I woke up to this:
Then, I decided it would be a good idea to take a hot bath and luckily, even without my glasses, saw THIS swimming by my feet:
I could have taken these as signs that it was going to be a bad day, but my mama raised me to be positive and look at life with a glass half full perspective. She also raised me to pray and trust the Lord for a brighter day.