Thanks so much for all the support...you mamas must have good mojo, because my mom's condition has improved. She is still on a ventilator (and expected to remain so for at least the next week, or even two or three) but the oxygen is down to 70 (it was at 100% the first day), her blood pressure is high enough that they stopped the medication for it, and her heart rate is slowly coming down (it was in the 120 bpm range for the first few days). Her chest x-rays are pretty awful, but yesterday they did an operation to drain the fluid around her lungs and that has improved her lung function. Now that her blood pressure is better and her kidneys have resumed functioning on their own, they are no longer giving her a high volume of fluids, so the massive edema that she has should start to subside as well. It's going to be a long haul, but it appears that she really is going to make it and eventually get better.
I know AmyMay has been giving her mom breastmilk, but does anyone know if breastmilk would also be helpful in recovering from severe pneumonia+complications? I pump much more than DD eats, so I'm thinking about giving my mom the extra if it would help her at all (although I'm not positive that she would drink it. I offered her some of my placenta for her menopause symptoms, but she didn't take me up on it...can't think why).
Lifeguard: congrats on the house! That has been a long time coming...hooray for finally having that load off your shoulders!
Rosemary and Sue: I hope the allergy testing goes well and you both have some answers soon.
I hope everyone is doing well...please mamas, remember to take as good care of yourselves as you do of everyone around you! And really, thanks again for the support...this has been so hard, and even though I don't know any of you IRL, it really means a lot. Hugs mamas!