Friday, March 5, 2010

Day 8

Yesterday...

*I drank 1/2 of a vanilla milkshake, a small apple juice, and ate 1 scrambled egg, 2 saltine crackers, and 4 bites of a baked potato.

*I had my IV removed and switched back to oral pain meds.

*I walked 3.5 laps around the 9th floor.

*I started the day with stomach issues, but they tapered off and I felt pretty good by late afternoon.

*I watched Jim and Pam's baby story on The Office.

Today...

*I am staying at the hospital.

*Labs were drawn to check for bacterial infection in the intestines.

*I am supposed to eat 50% more food than what I ate yesterday.

*The drain was removed from my abdomen.

*One of the daily goals that my nurse wrote on my white board is to "ambulate."

*I went downstairs to the lobby just because I finally could.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

So glad you are eating --- you CAN eat more.... We are praying.
The DeSimone's

Howie said...

You are one amazing ambulator...

Heather Ashley said...

Ya hoo!!!!

Not Yoo hoo - that stuff is not on my yummy list... but it might assist in ambulating...

See, you put that on here, and we're all going to make jokes about it! :)

Heather said...

And by ambulating, of course, I mean to move to the other side of the room to avoid it...

Anonymous said...

Yea!!! It won't be long now and you will be home! Love you! Griz

Karen said...

You can do it!!! Praying for your intestines! Glad you are feeling a little better! Hope to see you when we're in the Metroplex this weekend!!! Love you!!

CRIM said...

so is the Crim-a-rita on the all liquid diet - cuz I totally can fill a thermos!!!:-)

Anonymous said...

You are doing awesome girl!! I know that you can do it. So when I come to Dallas I hope to see you. :)
Beth (Gage Terrells mom...)

Anonymous said...

I came across your Blog by chance, and I feel it is an honor to read your blog & pray for you and your family.

Love, Your Sister in Christ

T.

Michelle Burleson said...

WOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

I hope the food increase is successful and I'm praying for you to be able to go home to your family SOON!

Btw... I'm very inspired by you. A lady who had major surgery, is fighting a killer disease, hasn't eaten in a week, and you're walking laps? Maybe I should get on my exercise bike after all....

;)
Love you, my friend!

Melinda said...

I came across your blog on Facebook, from Letters To God. I have 3 boys myself, ages 13,9 and 8. They have been such blessings to me. Your husbands comment regarding "why not us" was so thought provoking. The death of my father, going through a divorce, remarrying and husband going through open heart surgery at age 45, intestines not waking up which turned routine into critical. Why not us? We serve a mighty God who truly is in charge!! What a blessing you are to me. Thank you for sharing. Praying for you today and that everything "wakes up". "Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God's." 2 Chron. 20:15
This is one of my favorite verses to claim. Praying for you.....