Mom is going to have a trach put in tomorrow as well as a g-tube put in at some point tomorrow. The procedure should take just 1/2 hour for both as they will be put in by 2 doctors at the same time. Both of these items should be temporary and allow her to recover more quickly. She will be in the hospital about another week recovering and healing from this. After that, she will be off to an LTAC which is a Long Term Acute Care facility where she will likely be there a month. Following the LTAC, she will return to the rehab center where she was a couple weeks ago.
I'll update more tomorrow and give more information then but quite frankly, right now I'm tired and I want to go nighty-night.
P.S. Click on the links if you don't know what a trach and g-tube are.