Shell had a tough night as she was in lots of pain due to activity. She was in discomfort, as well as very nauseous. They had her sit up again, though with great effort and lots of pain.
Then out of a scene from Grey"s Anatomy, the young 2nd year resident shows up. (He was in the initial surgery). We discussed her situation and he was able to prescribe a different anti-nauseant. This made a big difference and allowed her to walk around the ward. When I commented that she is walking so fast that her hair is standing up,she was not impressed. I did get a good laugh from her nurse though. After her walk she was in lots of pain ,so they gave her something for pain mixed with an anti-nauseant. After sleeping for half hour she was the most coherent since coming out of surgery. She was able to get up and walk to bathroom in order for them to wash up.
When I came back form a little break they had her up in the chair ready for lunch. At this time Dr. Souf came in and examined her. He is not ready to give up on the right flap. Although there are some inconsistencies with a healthy flap, there are also signs that the flap is working. He wants to wait and see. Says it is imperative, that she walks to get the blood flowing. They also want to take the catheter out so that she will have to get up to washroom. She also needs to start eating more to get her strength up. Very hungry though is having trouble eating. Shell commented that she was going to write a book after this entitled "Shit Happens" and she wanted Dr. Souf to write the forward. The Doc and I laughed though Shell only chuckled and smiled.
Shell now has a mantra: EAT,PRAY,WALK.
I would like to apologize for grammar and spelling. Hunting and pecking, as well as trying to formulate my words is hard enough. I should have tried harder and paid more attention in english class. Have they not come up with a computer program that can do that for you? Oh yeah, and punctuation.,;:?
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