May 15, 2008
I talked to my mother this evening around 8:00 Central, and she was getting ready to head home from the hospital. It sounded like she was going to have another hour or two to wait, and she was clearly exhausted — both from being hopped up on prednisone, while also being in the hospital and not adjusting well to the environment — so was looking forward to getting home and to bed.
She appears to be pretty steadily on the mend. There is still some fluid around her heart, but she’s been given the all-clear to head home and simply avoid super-strenuous activity. She’ll go back next week for another echo cardiogram to see how things are progressing.