Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Bert struggling

Here is the latest Berrrrrrrrrrrt Case update:

Not good news for Bert. The doctor told me Monday to expect 6 more months before Bert is fully recovered from the sepsis of September 1, 2015. He is currently in the Jackson VA ICU with excellent care; he's been there since October 21. He was then and remains on a breathing machine/tracheotomy and the locations for treatment in MS are limited in the civilian world: a place in Louisiana, one in Tennessee and one in Franklin County, MS. The VA has all the required facilities and Bert is an Air Force veteran for those of you who don't know that and he has been able to remain close to home. I'm afraid time is running out for his intense care which is looking like longer term now since his lungs still depend on a machine. They are healing and he is able to breathe on his own for 12+ hours at a time, but the lungs are taking a long time to fully recover so Bert can breathe independently 24/7.

At 10am I meet with VA people about what's next for Bert - remain in ICU or perhaps go to a nursing home; I don't know the options right now. Excellent care and prayers have gotten us this far - please send more prayers for Bert- he needs them! Thanks....Mary # prayforBert


Anonymous said...

I hate to hear this. Hang in there Mary and Bert. You continue to be be in my thoughts and prayers daily.

Shoeless/Toothless said...

I hate to hear this too. It makes me sad. My prayers are with Bert and his family.

Anonymous said...

I continue to pray for Bert that he will be exactly where he needs to be to get the care he needs. Mary, thinking and praying for you, too.

TexARNG vet said...

I hate to hear that he has been in a VA hospital this long. I thought he was in a first-rate facility. VA care is just what you read about in the news.

Anonymous said...

2:05- Walk a mile in another's shoes, then dig a hole, and cover yourself...just make sure that dirt hits your mouth first! You have absolutely no right to judge a family's treatment decisions. That is totally their business! Prayers and love to the Case family!

Anonymous said...

Will continue to pray for complete healing for Bert and strength and Peace for Mary.
He is where he needs to be for rehabilitation. They do good work at the VA Long term care facilities.

Anonymous said...

Obamacare, Medicare, and private insurance all play a part as to how long an older patient can stay in certain facilities and get special kinds of care. I don't know all the details, but I know of other families having to move their loved ones to different facilities. Anyone who has not had to deal with this would not have a clue what families face trying to get proper care for their family members. 2:05, you should keep their fingers off the keyboard and just read. You don't have clue.

Heddy-Dale Matthias, MD said...

Can he go to Regency Hospital in Jackson? They have long-term ventilator patients and very good nurses.

Anonymous said...

Can any nursing home in the Jackson take him in if he has to be on a 12-hour ventilator each day?

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