I just wanted to post some status on Colleen. She is doing very well after having switched to oral medication. Therefore, she is no longer connected to an IV or feeling nauseous from the constant stream of Dilaudid.
Her “stryker box” has also been removed. A baking soda sized device, this was delivering medication directly to the incision site. Apparently it is fairly ‘new fangled’, and most nurses don’t know how to use it. (We think it stopped delivering anything about a day ago!). Regardless, “her annoying purse” has been removed. She was forced to have this hanging around her neck.
The vital sign monitor is no longer on her finger either. Bottom line is that there is just one tiny tube connected to her in case she needs an IV again, but we suspect that will be gone shortly.
She’s been able to walk around a little and hopes to walk out of the hospital sometime this afternoon (with a little help, of course).
It has certainly been an interesting week and, at times, a little scary. It is good to see Colleen feel more like herself (if not still in a bit of pain). All and all she is doing very well, considering what she has been through.
(Editing by Colleen)