Sherry Phillips Memorial Fund
We had a meeting with Sherrys care givers this morning and they have said that she has three infections right now that they are trying to get under control. One is in her blood again, one in her lungs and the last one is in her airway. So right now she is pretty out of it most of the time. I have been here since about 820 this morning and she has opened her eyes a couple of times but nothing extreme by any means. Right now they are worried that the infections will attach themselves to all the new grafts in and around her heart and if that happens then they are not sure what will happen as another heart surgery is NOT an option. She also has the nurses fooled that she is in a lot of pain so that they will continue to give her pain meds, but as you can imagine she is tired of being sick and being stuck in a bed so her way to get away from it is to stay asleep but that is not helping to get her off the vent at all. So we have requested that they not give her as much pain meds and to also take the clock out of her room as if they tell her a certain time to get something then she watches that clock like a hawk. One of the infections is very stubborn and the med that they give for it is very hard on the kidneys and with her already retaining so much fluid and not being able to do dialysis do to her blood pressure being low so they are giving her a shot of some med to try and help with her kidneys. I am going to post a link to the one infection that they are most concerned with at this time. http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=20161 So right now I am asking for more prayers and good vibes be sent her way. Also anyone that wants to come and just sit with her that would be awesome. We would really like to have someone in her room with her as much as possible to keep her mind on the right track. Thank you everyone for everything you have done but our fight is not over yet so lets keep it going..