Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Day #13 post-op

10:04 p.m.

Shelby's WONDERFUL nurse, Meghan, drew this.  She was working the day Shelby was prepping for transplant.  Meghan had a great talk with Shelby explaining about how things would be after transplant.  Meghan said when things were tough she was going to say/remind Shelby "Eye on the Prize" so Shelby would focus on getting better and getting her puppy.  The day after she was extubated Meghan worked and the first thing Shelby said in her little whisper of a voice was "Eye on the Prize."  How awesome!  Meghan, Suzy and many other nurses made our PICU experience really great.

Load #2 heading up to 6W.
The view from Shelby's "new" room.  It is beautiful tonight with all the city's lights.


Happy girl on the 6th floor :-)


5:22 p.m.
OMG!!!!!!!  I'm packing up our PICU room to move to 6W!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

12:26 p.m.
All this sitting up and looking cute...

 can make you pretty darn tired.  So proud of my girl! She's on the "regular" O2 on 5L - no high-flow.  Her sats are in the mid-high 80's but they'll take it.  She's not blue/purple or struggling to breath.  It will just be that way for quite a while.  As long as nothing else "pops" up and she tolerates the 5L well, she'll most likely move to the floor tomorrow :-)


9:28 a.m.
Night went great!  They did a fast wean on her O2 and had her down to 4L when I walked in the this morning.  The *anxiety* of getting her jp drain pulled (yes, this morning :-) bumped her back to 5L.  She's holding steady in the upper 80's right now which everyone is o.k. with.  As I type, she is eating popcorn.  I don't think it will be that much, but I'm thrilled she asked for it.  Its also good OT (occupational therapy) for her to grab the popcorn and get it up to her mouth.  Yes, she is that weak that that is a BIG accomplishment right now.  Here's praying for more eating, more movement and rest today so that she can continue to heal.  Maybe she can try to walk tomorrow?  We shall see....

20 comments:

Beth Binger-Dunaway said...

Good to hear the progress. Keep it up Shelby.

Coralee said...

YAY, Shelbelle !!!!!!!

Beth Binger-Dunaway said...

Great news. Praying she is able to move tomorrow and continues progressing to come home soon.

Sarah said...

She looks awesome!

Fred & Carol said...

Great job Shelby....and asking for popcorn, your great-grandpa Krapf would be proud of you!

You are an amazing girl!

Fred & Carol said...

Yeah! Way to go Shelby!

mary said...
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mary said...

Fantastic! Keep up the hard work! Work hard as you have been doing. Mary

Anonymous said...

That is so awesome! I can't believe it!
Nicole Schandelmeier

Anonymous said...

It is wonderful to see these pics, just wonderful! -Linda from LF

Anonymous said...

What wonderful news!..Christine

Angie Krapf said...

You keep up the good work Shelby! Looking good!

Angie Krapf said...

That comment was from both Uncle Keith and I!

Anonymous said...

That's awesome Jen... So glad to hear u guys are movin on up!!!!

The Slattery's said...

AWESOME...you are doing GREAT Shelby!!! Keep working hard.

The Slattery's

Anonymous said...

She looks great! I love her smile!

Stacy said...

OH my gosh! I am so happy to read this post! This is awesome news! Keep up the great work Shelby!

Fred & Carol said...

Some people are just meant to be nurses in PICU....Meghan definitely is one of them. How wonderful for Shelby to have such a special person taking care of her.

So glad you are in a regular room Shelby....now make sure you keep your eye on the prize "puppy"!

Hugs and kisses,
Auntie Lu and Uncle Freddie

mcromance57 said...

Every morning and every evening I check this blog and Noah Filer's blog. It was so lovely to read two such positive progress reports for both of them.

I'll be saying prayers for many more progress reports like this one!

Great news and God bless you all

Margaret Clark

Brenda said...

Great news!! Hope she liked the popcorn :)