Monday, December 1, 2008
Day 11 part 2
I went by the hospital this afternoon. Mom is doing really well. No more catheter and she is toileting on her own. It is a big deal when you have been in bed for so long. Apparently she zooms down the hallway too. I caught her after a walk and she was tired. She is now eating soup, pudding and jell-o. Quite exciting! She is off of morphine too. It is funny that the "lighter" drugs make her more loopy.
The doctor said that she might go home as early as tomorrow. Crazy! In my opinion she needs another day and a few small things need to be addressed. We were told that her fever could be from her spleen responding to the surgery. It is having to find new pathways to receive blood and in turn part of it might be dying. that is to be expected. Who knew that the spleen can affect your temperature? Today she didn't have one though. Yay! She also has a touch of pneumonia, but it is being treated. Hopefully she will rest well and recover well at home. I will let you know when she is heading home!