The Happiest Patient in the World
A quick update on Mom.
She took a long while to wake up and breath on her own....like 12 hours.
I now know that heart surgery is just not science but an art form.
What a balancing act to keep her alive those first twelve hours.
Yes, the doctor did a great job on her surgery...but the nurses kept her alive.
The nurses made it a success.
I can't imagine the stress of this job...but then there are great rewards too.
She finally awoke at 4am and started breathing on her own.
She woke smiling and wiggling her feet...ready to dance.
Once she was ok'd to talk...she would not shut up.
She was full of joy.
So happy to have made it.
She kept saying she wasn't in any pain.
She ate three times yesterday and was looking forward to
trying all the great food on the menu during her stay.
She kept saying that staying at that hospital,
The Oklahoma Heart Hospital, was like staying in a fine hotel.
You order room service for food off a menu full of heart healthy choices.
I have to say the food was so great....we both think we might have to go there for eating out in the future.
She was up walking three times.
I didn't sleep for over 38 hours so I finally came home and dropped.
I'm going back here in just a little and as long as she is still doing well....
I will then go get her dogs.
The nurses and doctors all said she was doing incredibly well.
They'd never seen such a happy patient.
She was so relieved to be alive.
She was like Ebenezer Scrooge on Christmas morning!
She talked all day.
I thought I'd sleep while she rested...but she never rested.
We'll see how she is today.
I hope good. But I expect her to be tired after so much yesterday.
I'm sure it was the drugs that boosted her.
I appreciate so much all your comments and emails and wanted to let you know all is good.
I will post as soon as I can more.
The little dog is still at the vet.
I'll look for lost dog signs today.
I'll do something about him next week.
Anyway...Alice is good.
She's looking forward to being back at all her projects and chores.
And she's looking forward to eating her way through the hospital menu before getting out of there.
She may pretend to be sicker than she is to stay and continue getting treated like a queen.
She is the one always caring for everyone else, so she feels very spoiled having everyone care for her.
I'll be back soon.
I'll try to have an Open House up tomorrow and will if all continues to go well.
I'm looking forward to the New Year.
I feel like I've been just barely getting by in so many ways the last two years.
I'm hoping to focus on me in the new year and getting back to posting projects on this blog.
A service will be held for Shannon next Sunday.
We will all remember how special she was, always.
But today is for the living and so Mom and I are going to live.
See you soon!
Thanks for being there!