>Another bit of a gruelling day. Poor Lu is really not a happy bunny, most (naturally) frustrated, agitated, bored and in pain.
Her temperature is still up, worryingly.
Her breathing is mildly improved but still a struggle.
Her veins are objecting seriously to all the canula attempts, which last awhile then need re-homing. She’s a bit fed up of being a pin cushion on top of everything else.
Lu doesn’t do bored, or ill, or patient really… so this is really becoming an endurance test that is trying her limits. Tearful frustration is the standard at the moment. Naturally that makes the days pass slowly and miserably.
However on the good side, she did manage quite a few walking steps on her ‘zimmer’ frame today. It thoroughly exhausted her, however was fantastic progress.
Tomorrow they’re going to try to get her off the morphine and onto drip feed painkillers so that she’s a little more mobile. They’ll also probably remove her catheter, which she’ll be overjoyed about too. It does mean a commode by the bed as she can’t manage to get to the bathroom yet, but it’s incentive to try!
No more medical news, she’s progressing but slowly, they’re keeping tabs on everything appropriately with CT scans, x-rays and the like. She’s still on antibiotics quite rightly too.
Suffice to say, this past few weeks has been tough. I can only imagine that the next few weeks of recovery will also be tough, particularly as Lu is now very conscious and aware of everything that is going on. That said, she still gets confused between the morphine and the oxygen deprivation so that at times she struggles to recall what’s reality and what’s dreams/confusions.
Thank you all for your tremendous support at this time. I know that once Lu is able to be in touch with the outside world again, she’ll be amazed, awed and humbled by it all.
Cards and indeed photos are welcome, we got her a digital photo frame so that she can see everyone who’s been well wishing. Helps her to feel more human and part of life, she says. Please feel free to email me on daddyk67 at gmail dot com for an address if you wish, or simply email pictures to cheer her (of you, not scenic).