4 PM Friday

20 Sep

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We’ve been in the CCU for four hours now and she is in a much more comfortable environment. Her oxygen had to be bumped up a bit and she won’t be able to take anything by mouth for a while. They’ve let her blood pressure drift up some to help the kidneys filter better. She will respond to voice a little but I don’t think she recognizes me yet and is not speaking at all. She’s able to move her arms and legs so we’re not looking at stroke, but she may have gotten some air to her brain during surgery that takes some time to dissipate. I am able to stay in the room and interact with her now, as opposed to 20 minute visits every four hours or so. I’m hoping that will help move her more towards consciousness but the doctor told me it may take a couple more days.
She wouldn’t appreciate a photo of her as she is, so I took a photo of the cards she’s received and a gift basket provided by a generous friend. Maybe I’ll do a shot of her heart-shaped pillow next. That will be her close companion as she holds it to her chest when she coughs over the next few weeks.

3 Responses to “4 PM Friday”

  1. Barbara Mosley September 20, 2013 at 9:01 pm #

    Show her a picture of Bella. That should bring her around. My prayers for all of you. If Jill needs any help with Bella, I’m available.

    • Cathimommy September 20, 2013 at 9:28 pm #

      Thanks! I said he should get a few barks and put them on his iphone and replay it for her…Anna thought that would be too much and startle her….who knows?

  2. Nancy Little September 20, 2013 at 10:12 pm #

    Thanks for the frequent updates. My prayers are with you all.
    Nancy

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