Wednesday, November 26, 2008
And boy are we thankful! Mom is doing great. All of her doctors agree that the surgery went splendidly. We also found out that only 1% of people in the world have a splenic artery aneurysm. Mom really is even more special than we thought=) Mom is pretty sedated. She wakes to push the button for her morphine pump. She can have a sip of water every hour and has a tube in her nose. That must feel horrible! Hopefully she will start passing gas. That is the sign for the tube to come out. she still has her personality though and that is a great sign. She is sleepily cracking jokes and throwing her washcloth off of her head.
A bunch of us came to our house to eat lunch around 2. I stayed home and took a nap afterward. I slept hard! My cousin is sitting with mom now, Dad will take the late night shift and I will take the morning shift. We are all resting easier now.
Thank you for praying. Continue to pray for her healing. They say today and tomorrow are the worst days. Hopefully tomorrow night she will be moved downstairs to the short stay floor. We love the nurses there too. Relief. We are all relieved.
Tomorrow I hope to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving day parade with Mom. It's kind of tradition. I hope she feels up to it. I'll keep you posted.