I just finished an interview with NBC Channel 5 in Dallas. Omar Villafranca (reporter) and Robert (cameraman) were both very nice, and the story will air at 10pm on KXAS-TV. I’m sure there will be a video on their website sometime after it airs. Omar told me about a program at OSU where students design prosthetics. Maybe this will be a lead to something. We will see. [Read the Article.]
I had a meeting with Dr. Purdue about the plans for Katy this week. He gave me some good insight into what has been happening. Her fever and white blood count have come down a little bit, and one of the causes seems to be some trauma to her spleen. He feels that the spleen will recover, though it will have a 20-25% loss. This is not a big deal, except for the fever. Since her counts seem to be doing better, she should start to regulate. She is still scheduled to go to the OR tomorrow for debriedment and wound care of her stomach, and to look at her legs.
Katy has a small hernia in her abdomen from the surgeries, but that will be able to be repaired later. They will also be moving her to a smaller bed tomorrow. The current bed may be designed for someone heavier than her, so it isn’t as soft as they would like. She has a couple of pressure ulcers on the back of her head and her bottom. Those will be treated, and the softer bed may help to prevent these from getting worse or more appearing.
Story time. As I was talking to my friend Susie yesterday, something occured to me. One of the reasons that I am so insistent on being there for the preliminary psych evaluations is that Katy and we have lead unorthodox lives. I told the case/social workers this story, and they understood where I was coming from. Some of you may not know that Katy used to work on movie sets. Her and her then boyfriend Hans (I hope I spelled it correctly) travelled the country in a VW van working on movie sets. She worked on Rambling Rose (which is where the vanity in our home’s entry way came from), and used to dress one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! We have some pictures from the set, and Katy has a few stories from those days. One of the things that I am always proud of is that Katy and I have chosen to follow our passions. She is has a passion for healing people, and I know it shows in her massage. It is too easy to just call her a massage therapist. She is so much more than that, and THAT level of passion is one of the things I first fell in love with.
Thanks to the mother’s group of Dallas, again. The dinners I have received are amazing. The only problem will be to try and tolerate my own cooking when this is all done!
Please say a prayer for Dr. Purdue. He is going in for a hernia surgery next week. I know it’s not a big procedure, but as someone who has had 2 hernias, I don’t envy him. I admire him, and am grateful for the care he has given Katy. I hope he has a smooth procedure, and a fast recovery.
Love to all,