Friday, July 9, 2010


I just wanted to write a quick post and give and update on Gigi. We had to call for 911 aid for Gigi on Wednesday afternoon and she is currently still in the hospital. At this point her communication is limited to random/unintelligible words and phrases with just a handful of coherent sentences or responses to questions in a span of a day. She is unable to feed herself and as she is being fed, she is eating very little. She is getting IV fluids though, so that is keeping her hydrated. On top of this matter, she bruised/fractured ribs in a fall on Saturday night so that is not helping the situation either. They have ruled officially ruled out stroke but she does have a UTI. UTI’s can wreak havoc on Alzheimer’s patients and increase the symptoms of the stage of Alzheimers they are in. They are also changing some medications to see if they are contributing to her condition. Since the stroke has been ruled out, we were hoping that with the clearing of the infection we would see an improvement in the physical/communication/confusion issues. As of right now, even with the infection getting better we are not seeing much, if any, change in her condition. There is also the possibility that this is simply the beginning of the last stage of her Alzheimer’s, but right now we are simply at a “wait and see” stage. We covet your prayers for Gigi’s comfort and peace, our wisdom in talking to doctors and making decisions and for tender hearts toward our Heavenly Father’s perfect will in this situation.

The JOY of the Lord is my strength.


  1. Oh Chessa..... I will pray for you and your family. I have never lived through what you are but I have been the nurse caring for the patient. Please let me know if I can help in any way.

  2. Praying for you all.

    Love and hugs!