I woke up today to the sounds of my sweet Arielle needing a bottle…at 2:30am. It was so sweet of Michelle to bring her up for weekend. Between Katy doing so well the last two days, Chris, Michelle, and Arielle, I had a good weekend. I was sorry that I couldn’t be there for the amazing Crawfish Broil (thanks Kelly and Joey), but I was there in spirit.
Unfortunately, I got a call at 7:30 tonight with news of a set back. Katy started bleeding in her GI tract again. The doctors are sedating her, and then scoping her as I write this. I hope that they find the problem to be one that is easy to fix.
Katy has been awake for the last few days, and talking up a storm! Due to a combination of being extubated, weening off of the versed, fluid imbalance, and a fever, reality was a little skewed for her. She asked Amber if Amber was hungover today! She had many moments of clarity, and the altered reality is all a normal occurence when patients are going through a withdrawal from amnesiatic drugs and extubation.
It was SO nice to talk to Katy, and see her improving. It broke my heart to get the call about her bleeding. Robbie, her nurse (GREAT guy), took the time to talk to me on my to my car to let me know the details of how they discovered the bleeding. He spends a lot of time every day double checking all the info from all of the different sources, and verifies that all meds/procedures are, in fact, the correct ones. I always feel really confident when he is with Katy. Arnie (another GREAT guy), another nurse, is the same way. He makes sure to find me and tell me all of the info that I would ask if he didnn’t. He is kind of a kindred spirit. He is a father of 2 (one on the way), massage therapist, and musician! What are the odds? The nursing staff at Parkland have been amazing, and I wanted to thank them publicly for the care they are giving Katy. Please include them in your prayers. They are people who truly care, and that makes this whole experience a little more bearable for me.
As most of you know, I am a wrestler. One of the people who trained me, gave me some of my first breaks, and always had a spot for me is Tugboat Taylor. I received word from Tug’s son, yesterday, that Tug had a minor heart attack. Please say a prayer for the Taylor family. They have fought through Tug’s wife’s illness, and now are fighting for Tug. The whole family means a lot to me. They always ask about Katy and the kids. They have always welcomed my family in any locker room. I have been given the opportunities in the ring, and Katy even trained there when she was considering a wrestling career. Thank you for including them in our prayers. I know Tug will recover, and being training again very soon.
I will post more as I find out from the doctors. Thank you all for your continued love and support.
Love to all,