Friday, April 4, 2008

Transplant Day 2

Doc has had a mixed day today. His hands look a little better, but unfortunately they are still very sore. They are giving him a lot of platelets and blood, because he has been bleeding from somewhere yesterday and today. They didn't tell me about yesterday until today. Because of everything that is going on his blood pressure has been high today. They have had to give him a lot of pain medicine today which I know he doesn't like. He is the type of person that doesn't even like to take Tylenol unless he really needs it. I just want to cry when I look at his hands and know there is not much that I can do to make them better except pray. The doctors did say they look like they are going in the right direction, but it will take awhile until they are a lot better.

Doc has spent a lot of the day sleeping. I guess that is what he really needs right now. I know his hands and feet are bad right now (they are the worst on the floor and several nurses and doctors have told us that they have never seen anyone with this bad of a reaction), but we have a lot to be thankful for, he isn't running a fever right now, they have still been able to leave him off of ICU watch, his shingles are almost gone and he still has his sense of humor. He continues to joke with the nurses and doctors even though he is in so much pain.

I want to thank everyone for him, for the cards we continue to get, the kind comments on the blog and especially for the prayers. I am still having trouble with the internet here. Unfortunately I keep getting kicked off after being on for a couple of minutes. It takes me a long time to get the blog done because of getting kicked off so much. With this being such a big place you would think that the wireless network would work better.


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