Today was mother in law day. Brandie says she was an excellent care taker. I was home with the kids and have the overnight shift.
Today was another day of ups and downs. Still fighting with some low blood pressure. They thought the medicine could be causing the low blood pressure so she was pulled off the morphine and put on something similar to vicodin. Brandie says the new pain meds do not relieve pain as well as the old. Hard to disagree, I think morphine is the top of the food chain when it comes to pain relief :)
On the positive, Brandie's mobility is on the up. She was up and walking the hallway for a bit today. Movement is getting better. We went through e-mails again today. I also brought her all the cards and letters that have shown up during the past few days. Thank you again everyone!
Speaking of things showing up. A very large box arrived at our house today. Thank you September 02' Mom's. The box showed up right while I was finishing up lunch with the kids. They went at that box like a pinata, I took pictures of it all. I'm sure Brandie will share them at some later point. The water guns were particularly popular. (It was 78 and sunny here today!)
In other random thoughts, Brandie has discovered she likes gingerale (a lot).
Having moments of feeling awesome, then moments of extreme tired send her back to bed and sleeping for hours. She says this has all taken her by surprise. She really thought recovery would just happen and that she'd be home sooner. In this mindset she is comparing things to child birth, her only other previous reasons to be at a hospital.
Ok, that is all for tonight.