Monday, November 8, 2010

Out of the ICU

Sunday found her doing better, but head pain and nausea were still a problem. They still had to use dilaudid and atavan to keep her comfortable. They had determined through blood cultures that the port had been infected from the sepsis. Rats. She really liked her port. The port was removed today. She recovered in ICU and has been released back to her room tonight. She had great doctors and nurses in the ICU. I felt confident in her care. She didn't like the constant monitoring...leads coming out of her, blood pressure cuff always on, both IV lines in constant use, pulse oximeter, and beeping and warning sounds going off all night long. She was viewed through a sliding glass door. She was so happy to be back in her quiet, closed, and dark room. There is still a lot of debating with her oh so many doctors who battle on her behalf. She has made a super great recovery...Kelsey said she was told she was lucky, but we know it wasn't luck. To God be all the praises! She is doing remarkably well even though her counts have bottomed out. She has many issues still pending, so I won't go into all those details, but continue the vigilant prayers through the next weeks as these stem cells find their home and mature. If an issue arises, I'll give specifics to pray about. Meanwhile, I hope that we can both sleep well tonight. Tomorrow is a new day.

1 comment:

  1. Praying without ceasing!!!

    In Christ,

    Paul, Susan & Girls