Sunday, November 16, 2008

Bev Report 11: almost tubeless

As of tomorrow, Bev will have but one tube: her IV pickline for the antibiotics and pain medication "button". She did five laps around the unit today, and was wiped out. They've stopped the "ATP" (liquid nutrition drip), so she's going to have to get all nutrition orally from now on. Kind of scary, but I think she can do it. Had some nausea yesterday and last night, and that doesn't help, but a lot of it is probably from her guts trying to fire up again. Edema is waaaay down. Pain was up today (mostly from tube removal). All in all, things are looking very hopeful. At this point I wouldn't be surprised to see her out in less than a week from now. Considering she's been there since October 7, I'd say it was about time.

1 comment:

Atomic Bombshell said...

Good grief. I can't believe all she's been through, but I'm so very, very glad she's almost home.