Tuesday, April 14, 2009

No Change For Grandma Miller

We know some of you may check here, so we wanted you to know there is no change in Merrilee's Nana's condition.

She is completely paralyzed on the left side. She cannot move her left arm or leg, and she can't open her left eye. She can't speak either. Her biggest problem is she cannot swallow. She hasn't had anything to eat since Friday.

The doctor spoke with us last night and told us she does understand when she is spoken to and can nod her head yes and no. She knows she's had a stroke, and she is adamant that she does not want any feeding tubes or artificial life-sustaining measures.

She is being given an aspirin a day, along with an anti-biotic for an infection. She has a partially collapsed lung, but that does not seem to be a major concern and the doctors are simply monitoring it.

We will try to post updates here when we have them.

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