Today has been day full of unpleasant surprises.
MRI was postponed due to lack of anesthesiologist. So now MRI is scheduled to be on January 15th, 12.15.
Then morning X ray revealed that Reginas lung collapsed. Chest tube was put in to drain excess air. Tube will be left in for few days. IF they still see air leaking tomorrow, then they will contact “lung Doctor” to see what is causing this. ALSO they think that reason why she I leaking air, is because of injury during broviac line placement surgery . IF something goes well, there are few things that always go wrong.
Regina herself is peacefully resting. She has her breathing tube in , Hooked up with numerous monitors. She got blood transfusion today because her hemoglobin was low ( 7,6) LOW. Tomorrow she will get NG tube in for nutritional purposes. She has not eaten for days, and I thought it is a great idea to give her some kind of nutrition. SHE needs food to recover.
I want to thank you all for continued support and get well thoughts.
Another touchy subject I want to talk about. I don’t pray. I have faith and I have hope, and I feel best way to cope with things is to believe in things that matter most- Love, friends, letting it out once in a while, sharing Reginas story with world, being happy and sad same time. I appreciate your “prayers”, but I do not turn to “god in Hope that he is our fix. I know for some of you I sound absurd, but hey… We all are different and have right to believe in what we want to believe in. And I don’t appreciate if somebody wants to change that about us, pushing their beliefs that GOD is only right way.
AND you know what--- If there was god… IT better hide, because I’d be really angry at IT.… Reason is well known for all of us.
Anyway. Lets just hope that Regina recovers fast. Lungs, brain, central line, strength…. LOT of things that need to be rebooted…..
Regina woke up on Thursday around 3 PM. After she was weaned from paralytics. Scary feeling. You can feel things, but you can’t move. So nurses had to monitor her heart rate to see when she was waking, and any signs of pain. The moment they saw her heart rate and blood pressure rise, they gave her extra dose of painkillers.
Se woke up happy and ready to play Her voice is still very quiet due to ventilator being in her throat for few days. But it will come back to her.
She does not complain that her head hurts as often as she did last time.:) She is not as moody as she was after last surgery. And she looks amazing
Last night she came up with some crazy story that here is ocean out there , behind her closed curtains, so I had to open her room curtains to show her that there is no ocean. She kept hearing “ocean “ sounds, but it was just her chest drain making those bubbling sounds . The meanest order she gave me on Thursday night – CLOSE MY CURTAINS, and then SLOWLY walk away… Please…..
It just made me laugh. Her personality is silly
Now we just have to hang out here few days, till she gets back to normal, and regains some strength. She is still on feeding tube, but since she has not pooped for 8 days ( poor her), her food does not want to stay in her, and she vomits after each feeding session.
I’d vomit to if somebody gave me pediasure… YUCKKKKKKKK
IT is saturday today. Regina is doing much better:) They turned off her lung tube....:)