Friday, October 1, 2010

October 1, 2010

In order to control the initial infection, the doctors have now removed the rest of the Integra. As soon as Mom can maintain normal temperature, white blood cell count, and heart rate the doctors will be able to apply another round of Integra or possibly another synthetic over her own healthy tissue. They are treating the current tissue bacteria with an antibiotic. 

In addition to the irritation that her lungs have suffered, the ventilator tubes are also a great source of irritation. The bacteria in her respiratory system is also being treated with an antibiotic. Today they are hoping to change out the old tubes and replace them with new to cut down on the build up of bacteria. The doctors will most likely be giving Mom a tracheotomy in the very near future. With this method, they will be able to maintain her medication levels with greater control and also reduce the amount of bacteria that would be introduced into her system. 

She has been fairly stable over the last 12 hours and hopefully continues to maintain that status. 


  1. The Durham Family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. You are a wonderful family--Stay Strong!!!

    Jim, Veronica, James, and Matt Howe

  2. I truly enjoyed being able to hug you girls yesterday. I love you all. My prayers are with all of you and may GOD watch over Bobby and Nadine. Love KK

  3. Thank You for letting KK and myself be with you kids last night.
    you Durham kids are doing so good and holding up so well. We thank you for all the great updates. Bob and Nadine have raised such great kids. We love you