Vast improvements on my part here. I still have shockingly little appetite, but that apparently is to be expected. I’m taking only tylenol during the day and the stronger stuff at night. I showered today (Ahhh!) and dried my hair. And then took a two hour nap 🙂
Suzanne and I have been walking the halls. The beautiful days of Thursday and Friday in Chicago melted into cold rain and nastiness. We have stayed in, but had a few adventures in the hotel. I went down for breakfast and then went down again when sweet friend Julie Rich brought us groceries and other comforts of home.
Meanwhile Gay has had a little bump in the road. You can read more details here, but the summary is that her meds are all producing various side effects and last night she went back to the hospital with dehydration and high blood pressure. Ironically, liver failure makes your blood pressure go low, so now that she is no longer in liver failure that may be an issue. She’s on prednisone, which exacerbates that. They are keeping her tonight to regulate her and monitor her. We all are relieved that she’s where she needs to be. They scanned her (my? our?) liver and it is functioning well, so none of this has been caused by any liver problems.
Yesterday we joked that we should name the liver portion that went from me to her. My oh-so-creative suggestion was Oliver. But Gay wants a girl name. So I believe we have given birth to Olivia!
Do continue to pray for Gay and for me. I am improving every day. Still a little overwhlemed at the thought of leaving the hotel and going back to the hospital tomorrow. Seems I can just handle a little at a time. But we’ll make it just fine I am sure.
Here are a couple of pics of our day’s So So Exciting activitiy! Love you! ~Sonya