March 29, 2005

'Nother Good Day...

I hope you're not tired of the same old good news everyday but I had a good visit with Dr. Nelson today. He remains very pleased (her sodium is good, he was quite enthused by this). But she remains pretty responsive and she has shown a little more action on her right side.

Mostly, her basic health is pretty stable. Her nurses are trained to worry about a hundred things and she has kept in a good zone on most of them. Blood pressure not to low, not too high, temperature down but no shivering, ICP (I am guessing Internal Cranial Pressure) is the big worry and that has been good.

Doc said not to put too much on the old "third day" concern. He says we have to evenly worry about swelling for a couple of weeks, today is just a day. Her face is swollen a bit and he said that that will match, pari passu, her internal swelling.

Her big bandage is off, her room is reorganized and she looks good.

Did I mention the staff? I don't know how these folks do it, but they are amazing people. It's like watching a great pro hockey payer to watch these folks. They are purposeful, swift, they make amazing things look easy -- and they tend to be much more sympathetic than your average defenseman...

TECH NOTES: Hey, comments should be fixed! The page has a little picture with a password in it. Just type it in where it says "password." Seems stupid but it keeps the porn guys from spamming...

Posted by John Kranz at March 29, 2005 9:44 AM

Great news! Thank you so much for keeping us up-to-date. We are all sick with colds here, so we are waiting until we are well to visit. Please send her our love! I'll call you live later today!

Love you both!

Tabitha Jay and Zoe

Posted by: Tabitha at March 29, 2005 11:48 AM