Sunday, November 24, 2013

St Louis Sunday

Still in ICU but expect to move this afternoon. All her numbers look
good. She sat up this morning with help from PT and nurse. It was very
painful but she did great. We're waiting for orders so she can start
clear liquids. She's only had ice chips and water and is asking for
food, which is a good sign but has to go slow.

I was the only one in the room when she sat up. I was stoic and
contained, because she doesn't need me freaking out, but after she
fell asleep I had a little breakdown. There's a reason I don't cry
when the crisis is happening. When I start it's hard to stop.

BIL got in last night at 1:30 am. Good he's here. She's been awake
talking with us for the last hour+. She's off the dilaudid (which was
the pain med in her button) and has a 12 hour pain pill and a 3 hour
pain pill, as well as a muscle relaxer. I think the change in Meds is
helping her stay awake.

Here's a pic. She looks so good! It's a relief to see her like this.

7 comments:

Vickie said...

She looks great, color is very good.

Vickie said...

Did you get any sleep?

Vickie said...

Have been watching WNTW, ironically Jen wrote a post about it this weekend. Series finale and Rule Book and Fan Questions had been on my recorder for a very long time.

Vickie said...

Hungry is a very good sign.

Toledo Lefty said...

Glad to see her looking so alert. I don't blame you for shedding a few tears of relief and gratitude. Lots of love and best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Jill said...

She looks great!! So glad she is doing well! xoxo

katie said...


Don't forget - kids are Amazingly resilient and so bounce back beautifully.
You have top nursing medical and pt staff for her..when you want to collapse just remember that you have done all you can to give her the best!!