Thursday, August 28, 2008

No News is Good News

Wednesday was a good status quo day, for Pete anyway. They have increased the amount of sodium they're giving him, sort of trying to dehydrate him, to help keep fluid from continuing to collect in his brain. He started "eating" through his nose and that's some yucky stuff, that he seems to be fine with. I guess now he'll know how the puppies felt when he was feeding them that way.

For Kristy, it was absolute chaos! I had to go rent a car before I could go to the hospital and then deal with a tow truck in the medical center (no easy task although one would think that "Methodist Hospital" would be a good enough direction for the guy to know where to come). As I got a call that the tow guy was downstairs, Pete's mom, dad and sister arrived at the hospital. I wanted to make sure and prepare them for how he looked so nobody was surprised, but even still, there was a long delay before the tow truck dude showed up. About that time, my sister and niece arrived for mass at noon, but I wanted to go let the family know where I was before I disappeared on them. I got to relax during the end of mass and at lunch with Kerry and most of the rest of the day was fairly calm and relaxed.

The doctors again, weren't so positive, not negative, but still just making sure I knew we're not out of the woods yet. I'm fine with that. I am told that no real progress is expected, and anything we would consider progress would be the lack of deterioration. He did not deteriorate and stayed about the same.

The best part of the day for me was around 3:00 when the nurse said they were going to take him off the major sedative and let him come around a bit. It took a while, but he did. He was able to wiggle his right foot and give a thumbs up with his right hand with no problem. He also responded to pain on his left foot and his pupils did react to light. He would not open his eyes for me, and I told him he was being a hard head, but not nearly as hard headed as he was before the surgery. The nurse told me that was not nice and I told her that inside, he got a chuckle out of that. He reacted visibly when I mentioned Anna and then relaxed when I said she was just fine.

I brought a couple of pictures up to the hospital for him and they have been showed off to all the residents and staff on duty. I wanted to make sure they all knew who they are working for. Anna is doing really well, not upset about daddy not being home, and accepting that he's "at work". Uncle John is picking her up each night and she's liking that too.

I came up last night after Anna went to bed. I got to meet Monica from DeJean, which was a good thing, and got some more information about Monday morning. It's always a good thing to put a face with a name.

I think that's about it. I did get the car fixed for a small fortune, now I need to get the rental car back to Enterprise. We'll see how things go tomorrow.

10 comments:

Tina said...

Thinking of all of you Kristy. We love you!

Navasha said...

Dude you know you guys are on my mind. We have plans for when we come back to visit the Old People. You can't get out of it. You tell Pete that I said that. ;)

Sharlene said...

Thinking of all of you.

Diana from Dallas said...

thinking of you

Linda said...

Thinking of you and still sending lots of hugs and prayers! I feel awful I didn't have my phone with me on Monday. :-(

isa wally julia aiden lexie said...

Thinking of you guys all the time Kristy. You are being so strong! I had to shed a few tears at how Pete reacted to Anna's name....he's such a good dad! She is a very lucky little girl. We love you!

Bethany Nicks and Family said...

Kristy *HUGS* and many prayers being said on Pete's behalf as well as yours and Anna's. I think of you constantly!! Love ya!

Tricia said...

Kristy - you are all in our thoughts and prayers!

Brown Family said...

Love you girl! Still praying!

Rozzie said...

Prayers and Hugs to you Kristy.