Deborah is progressing well since her surgery. She remains in the PACU transitional unit because there has not been another room open up. Apparently the hospital has been extra busy just now before the holidays. They did 75 surgeries the day after Deb's! Anyway, she likes this room and the nurses have been superb. They like Deborah because she is kind and she is a good patient. She does everything she is supposed to with a cheerful attitude.
This is Joan.
This is Mercy.
Dave wanted to include his 'artistic' shot of the critical fluids and medications, with the assorted pumps.
Paul is faithfully at Deb's side from early morning til late at night with a couple breaks for food.
This is Rajamma.
Deborah is progressing as expected and maybe even a little ahead of schedule. She has noticed the pain increasing a little bit as she moves more, and she has had some bouts of nausea, but there is medication that controls that pretty well. Post op day 1 was pretty much just a stay in bed and try to sleep day, but day 2 saw Deborah out of bed and actually walking a lap around the nursing station. She said it felt so good to be out of bed and moving her legs. She is able to take clear liquids now. The pain is pretty well controlled. So she is doing great and taking everything in stride. She is grateful for the wonderful care she is receiving and for all of your prayers and kind thoughts.