About this blog

After sharing e-mail after e-mail with my mother's friends and family I decided that it would be more efficient to put this information on a blog so that it would be centrally located. Here you will find information mostly on Fredi Balzano's health struggles. Feel free to contact me with specific questions.

See my other blog at daisybrainlives.blogspot.com for thoughts on knitting and cooking and other family highlights.

Thanks everyone.

Tracy B.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

April 19, 2007

Hello to everyone:

Here's how Fredi is doing.

She is still in the ICU recovering from the embolism. She is taking regular nebulizer treatments and being treated with antibiotics for pneumonia and a UTI. She has started communicating with us but is very tired and week. She doesn't have a lot of memory of the last few days so Sharon and I keep telling her what has happened. Some of that memory is returning. She has started joking with her nurses so her sense of humor is returning. Yesterday Sharon read her the recap of Tuesday's Met's vs. Philliles game and she enjoyed that saying, "Poor Phillies!!" and laughing.

As it happens she does have a second clot in her leg and so will be on Coumadin therapy for life.

Right now we are trying to get a timetable for her release from the ICU (which should be today) and from the hospital.

For the immediate future Fredi has asked not to have any visitors. Please understand.

Thank you all for your love and support.


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