I had my morning meeting with the doctor and discussed the plan for the next 36 hours. Katy was starting dialysis when I left her room at 2:30pm, and I have given permission for the surgery tomorrow. Her breathing was still doing ok, and the doctor is liking the way her lungs are looking. They may move her to CRRT (constant dialysis) instead of 3 hours daily because they feel it is easier to keep her stable that way…less harsh on the system. There is still some necrotic tissue that probably needs to be removed. As hard as that is to hear, I now know that it is in the best interst of Katy to do so. Once we can get all of it gone, then she will have best chance of recovery.
Some tidbits of good news… Katy opened her eyes today, and was communicating through nods and blinks. She even smiled when we talked to her about Amber! It was so nice to see her smile!! She even laughed when Chris and Kilee were in there due to Chris telling her funny stories about the jokes we play on each other. I miss her laugh and her smile, but I know that all of this will allow me to see her beautiful face smiling and laughing again.
Thanks to all of the people who are writing comments and emails. So many people are contacting me that I have never met. I think it is wonderful how many people are sharing their stories with us. I have had a few e-mails from people who have had loved one, or themselves, in this same situation. It is nice to hear how many have pulled through and consider themselves blessed to be alive. I will post more after the evening visits.
Love to all,