Here from her husband Larry Dietrich, is an update on the previous prayer request for Ginny Dietrich.
We have positive news to report! And for that I want to thank all of you for your thoughtfulness, well wishes, outpouring of love and concern, and most of all your prayers.
Following surgery, Ginny had been in a medically-induced coma to allow her body to fight the infection and recover from the shock of surgery. On Friday, the surgeon told us he had stopped the sedative, and she would begin to wake up slowly. Well, today (Sunday) she was awake and much more responsive. She still has the ventilator, so she can’t speak, but nods her head to respond, turns her head to look at us. She had a normal cat scan of her head, showing that her brain is fine. Her lungs are clear, blood pressure and temperature normal, and they are reducing the ventilator assistance.
So that means she is ready for the next step, which is to transfer her to a “high level rehab” hospital in La Mirada, where they can continue her care, wean her off the ventilator, and continue to work with her as she further awakes and responds. We are very encouraged by this news. Thank you again for your concern and prayers. Please keep it up. The family is coping better with this news. It was pretty rough for a while.
Cards may be sent to:Larry and Ginny Dietrich
11791 Onyx Street
Garden Grove, CA 92845-1213