It took me 30 minutes to dig my car out of the SNOW this morning! That was “fun.” After freezing my fingers, and getting covered in snow, I went to see Katy. She was awake, and in good spirits, all day. She is on reduced levels of meds, but still gets amnesia from when the medicate her for wound care and dressing changes. She did a little talking, listened to John Denver, and enjoyed looking out the window. It was good to see her smiling a little.
At one point, Katy did complain of pain in her ankles. I asked her if anything else hurt, but she said the only thing that hurt were her ankles and that they “burned.” I conveyed that to the doctor, and he explained the medicine that they are giving her isn’t like the opiates, it takes a few days to build up in her system. Though it doesn’t seem so, this is really a good thing. It means she is lucid enough to distinguish different pains. This will help the doctors treat specific items as opposed to an overall pain med/sedative. She is still experienceing an altered state of reality due to the drugs, the breathing tube, the fever, etc. All of these are normal for what she is going through. The doctor is also getting me in touch with the counselor/psychiatrist to help Katy with all of what has happened as she becomes more aware.
Katy is scheduled to be 2nd in the OR, tomorrow. The time can varry, but is usually around 11am. I will be at the hospital all day (I always am when she is having any procedures done), and I will blog again tomorrow. Until then…sleep.
Love to all,