Monday, June 16, 2008

Not just another manic Monday, this is no fun day

As Mondays go, they generally are not most of ours favorite day of the week. Most of us just had two days off and have to go back to work. We had hoped today would be Hope's best day of recovery yet getting off the respirator, starting to wake up some more, better communication, the works. Unfortunately today she has not improved much, although time is always on our side (i.e. the more time passes the more she heals). She unfortunately threw up again around lunch time and this time it was right after a tube feeding. That tells us her body is not accepting the nutrition it needs in her stomach still, and of course throwing up does not help her surgical area (mouth and tongue). So they have decided to keep her on the respirator still and keep her giving her anti-nausea medicine which knocks her out. They did take the restraints off which she absolutely hated (they had previously taken them off when I was here) so that's a good sign. I watch her occasionally scratch her nose or something like that which she previously could not even do.

She is getting nutrition through her IV, so there's no risk with her not taking to the feeding tube yet. She still has very little to no memory of any of this which is good. I think she'll stay in ICU longer and just keep sleeping it off and healing with time. Every time I try to talk to her she gets upset, so I just sit here in silence reading, typing, working, and basically doing my thing. Like the Bangles careers, I'm signing off.


Daddy-O said...

Thanks Jake for hanging in there with her. Wish I could be there to support you both in person.

I know the Celtics held back last night in order to wrap things up on their home turf.

Anonymous said...

Hey Jake,
Just wanted to let you know that you and Hope are in my thoughts and prayers everyday. You are doing an awesome job taking care of her and supporting her. I talked with Trish today about the boys and Olivia and I have fun things planned for them on Friday. Hang in there and know you have a lot of people here to support you. Cheryl

rochelle said...

Sam and Nolan have planned out Reese's and Nathan's day. They are very excited. Just remember when things seem to be at there worst the best is yet to come. Hope's progression is normal. You do not want to rush perfection. She is sensitive to medicine and she just had to get the 10 hrs of anesthesia out of her system. Thanks for keeping us in the loop. R

Jen said...

Just letting you know that we are reading and thankful for your updates. Jen and Chris (and Jen's mom)