Friday, December 17, 2010
This is the fun poster that was made by a relative of one of her favorite staff. It is a great focal point for Kelsey, but even more importantly is that the people that don't know her can get a glimpse of her personality and what she likes. It has been without a doubt a perfect way to represent her while she's not herself.
Everyday we see such horrible things happening to her. There is not anything we can do. We advocate for her all day and night long. Her doctors and nurses are awesome. We were able to keep her body temp stable for 12 hours, then wham it dropped 3 degrees this morning. We haven't been able to increase it again yet. This is miserable. Her blood pressure has been steadily increasing without much help from a multitude of drugs. Currently they are trying to place an "A" line which is an intra-arterial line to keep a constant check on her blood pressure. They are putting her on an IV drip, so it will need checked around the clock. The doctor is on her third try to get it to thread, I hate this. Her urine is very bloody for many reasons, but again, trying different methods of stabilizing this other virus and kidney function. The hole in her septum keeps bleeding. ENT is here to check this problem out again. Even though the virus is in one way better, there is so much fallout from the drugs. She is aware of more pain and things around her, so it is probably a good thing she forgets it rather quickly. She is getting some physical & cognitive therapy. She is on a mechanical diet. She still has some very good times of the day where she converses with us. These are the fun moments. Tracy is spending every night with her, and we are here all day. More family coming tomorrow. She really enjoys her family. All the doctors are sometimes overwhelming. She told me yesterday, "I can do this."...and she is with God her Father. I cannot express enough how thankful we are for the prayer support. This is certainly going to be God's handiwork for her to recover.