OK, now we are done with Post-op day 2. No ? yet, for those keeping track. (It’s a requirement for leaving the hospital). I lost it for a moment there yesterday, but after a good night’s sleep in my own bed, I feel much, much better. During the surgery, we saw Chenny in his lab upstairs where he works on childhood cancer research. We got to look through a microscope to see some cancer cell lines. Lauren stopped by right after Edda was settled into the ICU to drop off warm scones (delicious!) and give me a pep talk.
The next day, Christine & Jane stopped by and we got into a long discussion about how ICU nursing is not a bad gig. Edda was still very much groggy.
Soojung came by and brought me lunch and by then, we had gotten the orders to move to a regular floor. Soojung helped me lug all my things from the ICU to the regular floor while the nurse & tech moved Edda.
Then we had a little bumpy moment where Edda seemed in a bunch of pain or stress, her heartrate was in the 130s and her blood pressure seemed a little high. She also seemed warm to the touch. Soojung, more mother bear than me, helped me get Edda more pain meds ordered and maybe some extra fluids. Then Nat came by with Dara and Nat told me that I should rest and I took her up on her offer and slept while she tended to Edda. Then Nat and Dara left and Jeremy & Vince came and we all switched places.
I had a very peaceful night sleeping in my own bed while Jeremy stayed with Edda in her room & spent all day with her. These are his photos.
By the time she woke up this morning, all her numbers were back to normal. She had a few bites of orange and oatmeal – a good sign.
The ortho resident came by to check Edda’s incision.
Jeremy and the PT/OT team got her walking a bit into the hall and then got her settled into a seat for a couple of hours.
By lunchtime, Edda was exhausted and slept for a couple of hours.
I came by at 6 pm, just in time to see Edda walking to the chair for dinner.
Still no smiles. A decidedly pissed off Edda gave me the stink eye.
Now I’m settling into the night here. Fingers crossed for a quiet night.
On my run today, I spied some neighborhood kids with a sign proclaiming – “ART SALE”. I have a rule to always buy things from road-side-kid stands, so I commissioned original art for Edda.
Vince and I spent some time watching youtube together.
This is what we watched.