Friday, August 24, 2007

Update on Stacy

My parents went to see Stacy today. This is what I know about the situation, but there are still a lot of unanswered questions. Stacy had been having major back problems and had back surgery 3 weeks ago. She was seeing Pain Management Doctors and they had her on a "pain cocktail" which I don't know much about but am assuming it is mixture of different pain medications. Apparently, she was taking the medication and either forgetting she had already taken it or doubling up on it. They think the overdose actual occurred over several days time until her body just could not handle it. One of my cousins is a nurse and said they call it "rebounding" or something like that.

Anyway, she is still unconscious and in ICU. They are waiting until the drugs have totally left her system before doing an MRI to see if she has brain damaged. All the functions below the neck are okay but they don't know about the brain yet. The plan is to send her directly to rehab if she comes out of this without major brain damage.

Mom said she saw her briefly and she was showing some eye movement so that in itself is encouraging. So now we wait! Thank you all for your prayers, please continue to pray for Stacy and her family. If she is fortunate enough to come out of this without brain damage, she still has a long hard road ahead

2 comments:

aggiejenn@ReflectingHim said...

Thanks for the update. I do hope she comes out of this soon and is able to start on the long road to recovery.

jettybetty said...

I am just catching up here--how is she doing?