Thursday, May 03, 2012

Day #14 post-op

9:23 p.m.
So, now she's eaten 4 popsicles, cheetos and half a McFlurry! She's taken 2 walks around the floor and done VERY well on both of them!!!  She had a 2-hour nap this afternoon, but otherwise her sedation levels are low enough that she isn't dozing off mid-sentence.  This is exciting!  Her prograf level adjusted nicely to holding the 2 doses.  She is still getting full feeds for 12 hours overnight, but maybe they'll cut back or drop those when they hear she's eaten today.  We shall see...enjoy the pics!
Getting set to do PT this morning.

Eating an ice cream cone!

Up for her 1st walk!!!!  Yes, she looks not-so-happy in this pic, but she was doing really good.

Look how she's sitting up and not laying back on the bed or using the pillows to hold her up :-)


2:44 p.m.
I'm sorry.  You, dear readers, are probably going through withdrawal.  Hope its not as bad as Shelby's was :-O  This is a good thing that I haven't been able to post yet today.  Scott had to go back home yesterday to work on finishing up school - he graduates in 15 days :-) :-) :-) - so I'm flying solo.  PT and OT and Snow City Arts and the social worker and the tutors and volunteers, all come in to see her/work with her, but she still likes her Mama around.  She has sat up in the chair about 3 times today (once for almost 45 minutes), the feeds are working their way through her system (yippee) and....she asked for ice cream AND ate it!!!!  She had a drumstick and a sundae.  SO HAPPY!  Her sats rock (you know, except for that whole when-she-moves thing).  They were 91-96% last night and right now they are 94%.  Her prograf level came back high (17 - her target range right now is 10-12) so they held last night's and this morning's doses, but Dr. Whitington said no matter what her level comes back as, resume her dose tonight at 3 mg not 4.  No problem.  This is how things go.  In a few minutes I'm making her rest because she has been going pretty strong so she needs to get herself ready to go for a walk later :-)  I'll try to post pics of it.

11 comments:

Beth Binger-Dunaway said...

Awesome. Shelby you rock girl!! Keep eating and getting stronger. Hope you get home soon.

Fred & Carol said...

YEAH SHELBY!!! So glad you are doing so well. I enjoy the posts so much Jenn....

I know Shelby loves seeing all the people, which I am sure is helping get her strength back and hopefully her appetite also.

Hugs and kisses,
Auntie Lu

Jillian1213 said...

Wow Shelby! You are a super star! We are so happy that you are progressing so well!! You give us so much hope. We can't wait to see you with your new puppy :)

Lots of Love,
Jillian and Hadley

Beth Binger-Dunaway said...

Keep talking and eating. Hopefully you will be home soon.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for feeding my habit. She is doing so amazing! How's mommy holding out? Exhausted, i bet. I see puppy messes in the near future.....
Nicole Schandelmeier

Fred & Carol said...

Great job Shelby! Love the pictures! You are looking spectacular! Keep up the good work.

Are you thinking of a name for your puppy?

Love you guys,
Auntie Lu

Bruce and Lori said...

It is SO wonderful to see our Shelby coming back to life more and more each day! God is good!

Jenn- thanks for your dedication on posting updates everyday! :)

Beth LF said...

She looks fantastic!! Keep up the good work, Shelby! (And love the cool t-shirts...a good reminder for me to pack "cool" clothes for Jill's transplant :) )

Pete, Lori, Kaylin and Jake said...

We can tell by the pics that you are getting your strength back...keep working hard and enjoy the ice cream!!! You go girl!!!

The Slattery's

Heids McGhee said...

Goosebumps!!!! Shelby, you are an inspiration to EVERYONE!!! Keep up the good work, we pray for you everyday!

Bob Trefzger said...

We are so excited that you are doing so well, and feeling better, too! Maybe we can stop by and perform a few more illusions for you when you are feeling up to it. Keep up all your good pt work! Bob, Connie, and Sarah