Three walks today! The nurses encourage her to engage in conversation while she is walking. She was interrupted mid-sentence today and had to end her walk early because her heart rate was up significantly high. Even though she didn't show any outward physical signs of exhaustion or difficulty breathing, her high heart rate was definitely elevated and her system stressed. Wendy must use oxygen when she goes on longer walks.
She is back on solid foods. She will receive the last bag of nutrients through her TPN line tonight at 10 pm. The nutrients will continue to flow until 10 am. Wendy must eat enough fat, protein, and nutrients on her own. Pray she continues to have an appetite and eats enough to make her body function effectively.
Wendy has started to experience some feeling in her numb leg. The feeling is uncomfortable unfortunately. The numb part of her leg is throbbing and hot. At this point she'll take what she can get.
She has been fighting a headache and chills before bed for the last two nights. GB thinks she needs more sleep. Wendy didn't get much sleep the night before and no nap during the day. Thankfully she got a short nap today.
Wendy is very anxious about losing her PCA Infusion Pump tomorrow. The pain management team has issued her a standing prescription for pain medication to be available to be put into her PICC line if she is in a lot of pain. She will continue to receive pain relief from the Fentanyl patch, Norcol, and Super Motrin.
Wendy had a light bulb moment tonight. After receiving her daily heparin shot in her stomach her eyes flew open and she said, "now I know why these heparin shots hurt more every day! It's because I'm getting less pain medication every day." That's some cruel clarity for you.
Her white blood cell count is normal and her blood levels are returning to normal and looking better every day.
Please pray for Thomas, Leslie, and their two daughters who are in their early twenties. Thomas is fighting leukemia at UC Davis Medical Center. He has been in the hospital multiple times. If the current treatment doesn't work he'll probably have a month to live. Thomas needs a healing MIRACLE. GB said she would have Wendy's prayer warriors pray for Thomas because we hurt for those in pain and believe in prayer.
- Wendy is less swollen.
- She is comfortable and doesn't feel extreme pain.
- She isn't anxious about pain.
- She is experiencing feeling in her numb leg.
- Her white blood cell count is normal!
- She is losing a line and a pump.
"The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today; let us move forward with strong and active faith." - Franklin D. Roosevelt