Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Today we were told some "good news"; Amber will be moved to a physical rehab center, in the same hospital on the same floor, where she will begin rebuilding her muscles. Right now she can not open a pudding cup or stand on her own without help . They hope to help her to be able to toilet on her own as well and be able to shower; she has not had a shower in a long long time!! They told us too, that if in 6 months she has NO drinks she MAY qualify for a liver transplant. If she does have a drink she will die. She could also end up back in the regular hospital for just a simple kind of infection like UTI or anything like that. She remains extremely fragile and frail and in no way is she out of the woods, but doing better. Less confused and able to converse with more and more cognitive ability. She has been brought down to a 50% mortality rate from an 80%. All I can say is that this doesn't make a lot of sense to me. The last several days the liver doctor had been talking like this was a done deal. I don't know if the liver doctor doesn't what in the heck he is talking about or if there is something that someone has been missing when they've talked to the doctors or what?! Yesterday my BIL and FIL both talked like she had sealed her fate and that they were going to be burying her before long. I don't know, I guess I'm too much of a math and science and factual kind of person to understand this. I'm just glad that she really is getting better and that there is hope. I just REALLY hope that she doesn't ever take a drink again!!! This is going to be really hard for as everyone around her drinks. Her parents always have alcohol whenever they have a party or social gathering. I'm just hoping and keeping my fingers crossed for the best.