Friday, October 29, 2010

The Schedule

The rib surgery didn't do as much as they had hoped for mom's breathing, but it should help a lot with her pain.

It looks like they will give mom a tracheostomy [not sure how to spell that] early next week. She'll still be on her ventilator but it won't have to go through her mouth and should be a lot more comfortable. They will also put her feeding tube in through her belly so she won't have that going down her nose and throat.

Middle of next week we hope to be in the step down unit from the ICU, and they plan on moving her to a long term acute care facility near the end of next week. They said to plan on her being in this facility for 3-4 weeks where they will do aggressive rehabilitation and try to wean her off the ventilator. At that point they'll decide what type of facility she will go to next where she will stay for a much longer period of time.

The meeting with the doctors was very sobering. Her injuries are extreme, and there is still no way of predicting the outcome. The amount of progress she makes in the next few months will likely be life defining. Please pray for her! We are all full of faith that there are miracles available to our family. Thanks again for all the love and support.


  1. Thanks for continuing to keep us posted. We are still praying and will fast with your family.

    Love you all.


  2. Our prayers are definatly will all of you. We love you all so much! Bruce & Jeanne and Family

  3. Sorry it took me a week to figure out how to write on this blog. Mel, your story about mom rolling her eyes is the most encouraging thing I have heard so far. That says so much to me about what she is comprehending and how she is feeling. We will fast and pray for sure. We don't just BELIEVE in MIRACLES-- we RELY on them. I Love you and your family so dearly! Love, Julie

  4. That miracle quote came from my neighbor who has relied on faith and miracles which have certainly come. Of course, as Barbara mentioned, all according to the Lord's will. And Melinda's words, "We are all full of faith that there are miracles available to our family" give me hope and faith as well. I am constantly amazed at the spiritual strenth and maturity of all the Savage girls. I hope I can grow up to be like you girls, and your dad :) Love you all, Julie

  5. Thanks for creating a blog so that we can all be updated. It's hard to know what to say that sufficiently rises to the gravity of Laura's status, but I want all of you to know that I am thinking of you & your mother daily.

    Much love,