Saturday, August 14, 2010

Amber: So Far So Good!

*This post is an update in a series of posts on my friend Amber, who is currently in the hospital. You can read the earlier posts here.

**Also, the family has set up a blog to keep friends and family abreast of what's going on and also to help reduce the feeling of obligation to update everyone individually. Most of the posts will be duplicates of my posts on this blog.


The doctors took Amber off the coma-inducing meds today! They anticipate the medication will be out of her system within 15+ hours. She is expected to start waking up sometime in the middle of the night tonight! Yes, I said waking up! Obviously, the doctors' main concern right now, is that she does not begin having any seizure activity, so they are monitoring everything very closely as they wake her up.

As of about 7:30 this evening, things were looking really good. As the medication began wearing off, the monitors showed a lot of normal brain activity. There were some erratic brain waves, but they were minimal and not conducive with seizure activity, according to the neurologist. Also, the infection is showing vast improvement from the antibiotics, which is very encouraging.

So far so good!

I can hardly wait to get an update tomorrow morning. I bet you can't wait either. I'll be sure to update you, as soon as I can!

1 comment:

Nancy said...

Best update yet Em ! Continuing to pray for Amber and her family.