I am so pleased and emotionally uplifted to report that Barb is going home-as reported by her husband Patrick today on Facebook---
Barb is coming home November 4th! She had a quick visit on Thursday and loves the paint-job in the master bedroom and dining room. Brownie points for Patrick!
This is a woman who was bed-bound, on life support with a feeding tube. Who could not speak or move. She is now swallowing on her own, writing again, speaking, smiling, eating, laughing, moving limbs and able to go home to her husband and son. Because some people cared enough to help another human being--a woman told she was beyond help. People paid to airlift her to a clinic in Albany, where she was found to have severely stenosed veins throughout her body--from her lumbar to azygos to jugulars. These veins were repaired, to the best of her doctor's growing abilities...and Barb is alive and healing today.
I would hope that this thread can remain a place to report Barb's status updates, as they come in from Patrick and her son. thank you--