Friday, October 27, 2017
Recovering from a Broken Neck
Mom fell and broke the top 2 vertebrae in her neck last Friday. After days of getting stabilized while wearing a hard neck brace and an oxygen mask, she had surgery yesterday to fuse the vertebrae. Her broken nose is healing on its own. She was on a ventilator for the evening after surgery. Mom is breathing on her own now, with no tube and oxygen only when she lying down. She was cleared to eat and drink again, after a week without either. Applesauce never tasted so good! She will likely move from ICU to a regular unit tonight or tomorrow. Today she was able to switch to a soft collar and sit up for the first time since she got to the hospital 7 days ago!