Again I'm sorry for the delay in postings. We were kind of busy this morning. Many doctors were in and out, and there was a slight mishap with her pain meds (her IV came out in the middle of the night, accidentally giving the bed her PCA morphine, so she woke up in a lot of pain.)
But after straightening everything out, something remarkable happened. Around 11 am she was sitting upright and talking with us as if a surgery had never occurred. Not that Em was pain free, but the difference between where we had been and that point was incredible.
But it didn't stop there: The next thing I knew they were taking her catheter and IVs out, and stopping her PCA pump. Shortly after that she was standing. From standing, we took a nice little stroll down the hallway and came back to the room.
I expected that to be her maximum but less than an hour after sitting back down, she turned to me and said "I wonder what our moms are doing, Lets take a walk and see." We entered the waiting room and everyone's jaw dropped. Our mother's and friends were speechless - as was I.
To sum up the whole conversation (and we debated on whether or not it's okay to say this) - Its a F*cking Miracle!
Now knowing that Em is okay, the sleepless nights all caught up with me. I left her in the capable hands of the moms and went home to rest. I'm back with her now in the truly unbelievable thing is - she's been upright and talking this whole time, with no indication of slowing down.
Typically I can see the signs of stress in her face when she's talking too much or has a headache. But none of that is there right now. Its truly unbelievable. So now I get to spend the rest of my evening in the company of my wife, and I couldn't be happier!
Specific things to pray for:
- spinal headache (she lost a lot of CSF during surgery and her body needs to make more so her head doesn't hurt)
- good sleep (especially for Em, but really for both of us)
- discharge tomorrow? (She needs to feel okay with change over to oral medication before they let her go home and she begins the switch over tonight at 1 am)