Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Grandpa and Lauren: Update 2

Lauren and Becky left this morning for California. They will be there for the next 8 days and the surgery will be on Friday. The doctor hopes the infection is not so extensive that she can save the ear. Otherwise, she may have to start over with new framework. This was to be her last surgery but now she may need another trip to California in the future. The rest of the family and I are staying home and taking care of everything else.

Grandpa Ottley update is not good news. He has continued to be delirious and was not making improvements. They did a CT scan yesterday and found that he has suffered a stroke. We don't yet know how severe or what this means to his recovery. The neurologist will review the scan today and I hope to have more information after that. The nurses said he didn't sleep much again last night. When I left last night, his eyes were closed and he seemed to be sleeping but the rest of his body couldn't stay still. He looked much more exhausted. He isn't speaking as much now which may be a cause of lack of sleep.

1 comment:

Shannon said...

Brian & Becky-We are thinking about you and praying for your family.
I am so sorry for all that you are going through, and especially that it all is going on at the same time.
Please let us know how we can help- I am happy to have your kids over any time.

Hope Lauren's surgery is a success and that the doctors attending to her and your Dad will be guided for the best possible outcome.

love you, the pauls