Katy was stable all day, today. Her numbers looked good, and she was kept comfortable and resting all day. As I wrote earlier (and reminded of by Dr. Purdue), Katy is scheduled to go in to the OR tomorrow morning. They plan on closing her arms and legs and take a look at her 2 areas to see if they will debriede or have to cut off the necrotic areas. Also, from what I her, they believe that the surgery yesterday did remove the trouble area in her stomach. Let’s all hope so! I am hopeful that, if she continues on this path, Katy will be on the track towards accute care after these procedures.
I met, briefly, with a member of the rehab team. She told me about what rehab they would be starting with, and how the process works. The shoulders will be a primary focus since the shoulder kuscles will be the keep to her mobility. The rehab will start by moving the limbs in their range of motion, and then getting Katy to repeat the range of motion on her own. She will be weak, and not have stamina for a while, but through repitition will get stronger.
I look forward to the slew of visitors that will coming this week. It will be good to see some friends, and to have them be able to visit with Katy. It was also great to hear from my long-lost buddy, Scott today. I look forward to that cold beer we talked about.
Many of you have been e-mailing me about taking care of myself. I am trying. I try to sleep, I walk a lot at the hospital, and believe me I am eating. I will try to even work out again soon. Thank you for your concern. Therapeutically, I play my guitar. It is amazing how much that can soothe my mind and heart.
From what I hear, Tug is giving the doctors hell. He wants to be released so that he can be at training on Tuesday. Give them hell big man! For those of you who don’t know Tug, he is a hell of a fighter. Despite his massive size and strength, he is always willing to open the gym for anyone wanting to work out. He has provided a place for the wrestlers to ply their trade for a long time, and I will always be grateful for the lessons he taught me (including how to pop someone’s elbow out of socket if they don’t cooperate). It was source of great laughter every time Tug would crawl in the ring with some upstart. In a matter of seconds Tug would be telling averyone around him what he was doing, how to apply pressure, etc, all while the new wrestler was frantically screaming and trying to get away from Tug’s 450 pound onslaught. Good times. As I mentioned earlier, Katy trained for a while. Most places treated the girls differently than the guys. Tug treated Katy as a lady out of the ring, but would expect the same from her as anyone else in the ring. She really appreciated that about him.
I will be at the hospital all day tomorrow, as Katy will be in surgery, but will write more tomorrow night.
Love to all,