Monday, May 19, 2008
The Show WILL Go On!!!!
We interrupt this program for some breaking news.
Sing along with me: "It's a beautiful daaaaay!" (U2).
Are you sitting down?
I have to tell you that Jackie is not going to rehab today after all....
SHE'S GOING HOME!!! That's right. When she told me I thought she'd just hit her morphine pump and was delusional... then I realized, she doesn't have a morphine pump. Her ride is coming in about 30 minutes and she's swinging by the store for milk, bread and eggs and then they pick up the cat. By this evening, she will be settling in to her own couch, in her own PJ's, with the kitty curled up nearby. No annoying roommates, hospital gowns, hideously bright lights or nurses waking her up in the middle of the night!
What a difference from yesterday! She had not even really been on her feet as of early afternoon. I guess the associate doc came in after we hung up, did the test for the clot and it had dissapated. And then they let her get up using a walker and apparently she really impressed them with being able to put her full weight on the leg and get around a bit on her own. They also measured the bend in the knee -- and this is without having ANY PT or even getting up to sit in a chair since Wednesday morning -- to be 60 degrees. My husband got back 90 degrees and they said that was amazing. Jackie has a goal of 130 degrees, of course, lol! If anybody's going to do it, she will.
She's all set with food at home, made things in advance and arranged her computer and TV etc... so we can all rest easy. I assume that she will be posting again in no time, and hopefully we'll get to see some pictures. Thanks go to Jackie for allowing me to do a little bit in return for all the fun I've had over the last 3 years at this blog --and for all the wonderful people I've met. (But who do I hold responsible for the countless hours I've spent here as my to do list takes second place???). I was just so relieved to know what was going on day to day, and was grateful to have a way to pass it on to others here who I know would have been feeling the same. Ms J, we'll all be waiting for that moment when we click on your blog and see your words again.
And now, the winner of the Guess Those Stitches Contest is...... LYNN1!!!! I could not believe it when you guessed it exactly at 31. Runners up are RBennie with 30 and Donna in AL with 32.
Thanks everyone! xxxox, Sydney