Today started out a bit rough. We didn’t get much sleep last night so this made the morning not so good. Then Kathryn’s doctor came in to talk to us. We had to discuss some difficult topics. Talking about home care and hospice. Just the word hospice usually scares people. It made all of us sad and feeling a little low. When PT came in at 11:00 Kathryn wasn’t too excited so she really didn’t do too much.
Later she had a headache. So, she was hurting too bad when PT came back again. Our super nurse came to the rescue and got Kathryn to do some swallowing. Then later after Kathryn rested she got her to get to the side of the bed and stand. She did squats and practiced balancing. She really went above and beyond the call of her regular nursing duties. This really made Kathryn feel good.
She went off the ventilator at 11 am and at this time 8 pm she is still off of it. This is fabulous! I think our super nurse has really helped boost Kathryn’s confidence.
Kathryn’s boyfriend is here right now holding her hand and watching “Mean Girls”. He is a great young man. We all love him very much.
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