My mother-in-law Stephanie has liver cancer (16 years) and some dementia (2 years), but has been doing pretty well. My sister-in-law is taking care of her. Last week my mother-in-law contracted a virus, - read this update today from my sister-in-law: "as you know I had mom at the hospital thursday, all tests negative. She couldn't walk in, but walked out. Sick Friday, but could walk by herself and eat a little. By Friday night she needed help walking and had to be hand fed, slept most of the day. Saturday slept all day, hand fed, needed help walking and with bathroom process, body contracted, no focus, fever, hydrating well. Sunday confusion overnight, bathroom accidents, fever still, but eating and drinking with help, sleep a lot. Not contracted any longer. Called Dr who said if we can keep fever under control and keep hydrated she could stay home, if not, ER. We could keep it under control. Monday sleeping mostly, accidents in bathroom, needs help walking and bathroom assistance, hand fed, NO FEVER, still cough
slight stuffy nose, pm got rougher with more confusion, tried to get up, bathroom accident and said she fell but no injuries. Today, if she was a 2-3 with dementia symptoms before illness, she is a 7-8. She barely recognizes commands, bathroom was a struggle, drinking diminished, still hasn't eaten. No fever, cough seems better. She needs constant care, is a fall risk, cannot feed or care for herself, or communicate well." Please pray for Stephanie and Stacy.