Thursday, December 4, 2008

The Morning After

Sorry, but I did not get a chance to do another post last night. She looked good when we visited her in the PACU again from 7:30-8 p.m. After that we were told we could not see her again until she was transferred from there to the NSCU (NeuroScience Care Unit) the next morning. So we packed it up and went back to Variety House for the night. I had a couple errands to run for Lacie, picking up a special pillow and some drinks so I did not get "home" really until after 10 when I hurriedly made a few phone calls to family and scarfed some dinner before turning in.

We arrived at the NSCU at 10 a.m. when visiting hours "officially" start. She was pretty groggy and nauseous from the anesthesia when we arrived but that quickly improved. Dr. Verma visited us first and changed her dressings and showed us how to stretch, massage, etc. to increase her mobility. Dr. Kula came by shortly after that on rounds. He is the neurologist from TCI. He seemed pleased with how she was doing. They gave her something more for the nausea and that passed shortly thereafter. 

Around noontime they moved her out of the bed and she is now sitting up in a chair and getting more active. She is now working on an exciting lunch of Coke and cherry italian ice. 

All to report for now.


Lisa said...

Ooooh. Stretching and massaging sounds nice!!! ;)

Lacie, I remember that the italian ice tasted pretty darn good when I was in the hospital! Tell them to keep it coming!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update John! Tell Lace I send hugs and lots of love! Amanda

Mary said...

So glad to hear she's doing well.
Thanks for the updates. Consider your family "hugged" by the Pittmans!

RiverPoet said...

I'm so glad to read these updates on Lacie. I have an appointment at TCI (first time) in late January. I hope I don't have to have surgery, but if I do, at lease I know something about what to expect.

Peace - D