Posted 2/22/2016 4:02 PM (GMT -6)
Monday, February 22.
Checked in with Barbara Lee - she wanted me to let you all know how much she appreciates your care, concern, prayers, and support.
Barbara's lungs/heart are not able to get enough air into her blood stream to give her much energy, so she's unable to post at this time. She pretty much turns purple just moving from laying down to sitting up, although she stubbornly tries everything she can. Part of this is due to damage in her lungs, part due to the blood clot resting near her heart, keeping the oxygenated blood from even reaching the heart, so it doesn't get pumped anywhere else.
She now has large oxygen tanks that she is unable to move around on her own, so she really can't drive. A tank only lasts her an hour or two. It's taking a while to get a motorized cart for the house. In general, nothing is moving along as rapidly or as smoothly as anyone would like.
I wish I had better news to share -- Barbara might not like this, but her birthday is Sunday, so let's have a virtual party! (((Hugs to Barbara!)))