It has been a late night,early morning and a long day since I last posted. Shell had a tough day. A better nights sleep but still tired,groggy with lots of pain. To top it all off they had to move her to another room which took 2.5 hours to prepare while she was placed in the hallway. That is our health care system. She had to go through that in order to get her own room. It is a long story that needs to be told over a couple of beers at the campfire. After moving into her new digs they had here up for awhile though she was real nauseas. She was unable to eat very much but is drinking lots of fluids.
At 4:30 pm Dr. Souf arrived and did some tests and assessed her. He is still concerned about the right flap. They are having trouble finding a pulse and he is not happy with the color. They have backed off on her pain medication and are trying to bring up her blood pressure which has been a bit low. They also want to get her to eat and become more active. Physio is to come tomorrow. He also said that if we want to bring anything from home then go ahead as they know the food may not appeal to her. She thought she might want a smoothie so Rob made her one with lots of love in it. When I told her mom (GG),she was ready to bring a cooler and a hot plate to the room. For those of you who know Shell's mom,she is the pusher of food. Great cook that has to make sure everyone is fed. She makes a "sick" lemon marange pie.
After Dr Souf was done he explained to me that we have to consider an alternative surgery if the flap doesn't respond. He talked about a surgery using a partial implant with a Latisimus Dorsi Flap that is taken from the muscle in the back. This is less evasive and not as long because he takes the blood vessel with the muscle so it isn't microscopic.
Tonight myself the girls and Shell's mom and dad went up. Alycia printed off some of the comments off of the blog and read them to her. It was very emotional for Alycia but Shell really enjoyed hearing it.
I know that people have been waiting for the news and we appreciate everyones concern,thoughts,prayers and positive vibes.
I am trying to update as quick as I can but have been spending lots of time at the hospital.
I am kind of giving the readers digest version but hope it gives everyone enough to know what is happening.
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