Thursday, November 5, 2009

good nurses are the best

The Wound V.A.C. was successfully installed into her incision site. The incision site it is 8cm long and 3cm deep. The Wound V.A.C. is located near the groin right where her leg bends and connects to the hip area. Its presence causes pain and discomfort when she is sitting or is up moving around. It has already sucked out an adequate amount of liquid.

Wendy walked a couple of times today despite the addition of the Wound V.A.C. After one of her walks she got really hot. Her body temperature is not quite regulated yet. She was given a popsicle to help her cool down. Awhile after she had eaten half of the popsicle it was time for a blood sugar check. The insulin test results showed her blood sugar was too high so she had to receive two units of insulin. She's decided to stay away from popsicles for the time being and has requested ice water next time she is hot.

Wendy has handsome photos of Skyler and Jadon hanging on a small board in her room. The nurses continually ask and make comments about the boys. Wendy's family has observed that the nurses genuinely love and care for Wendy and want her to engage in conversation about her life so she feels connected to the boys and her world outside of the ICU.

From the mouth of Wendy, "I'm feeling my pain more every day and have run into so many bumps along the road to recovery. However I am so grateful for the incredible team of doctors (ESPECIALLY NURSES) who are blessing my life every day." She specifically asked that "ESPECIALLY NURSES" be capitalized.

  • Wendy's pain subsides.
  • She has good walks tomorrow.
  • The Wound V.A.C. does its job well and doesn't cause Wendy too much uncomfortable pain.
  • Georgia gets good rest tonight, stays healthy, and is filled with strength as she spends her days in the ICU by Wendy's side.
But most certainly, God has listened. He has heard the voice of my prayer. Psalm 66:19

1 comment:

  1. We are praying daily. We believe that our God will supply ALL our needs according to His riches- and they are countless.
    We love you and are holding you and your whole family up each day.
    The Guinns