is much better. She went in on Saturday night and on Monday afternoon they transferred her to the rehab facility (KPPACC for the local folks.) They expect her to be in until next Wednesday. They put a pic line in, so she doesn't have to deal with regular IV lines. Last time she was in the hospital, several of her IV sites closed down, so they had to keep sticking her for new ones. It was painful, but once they put in the pic line she was much more comfortable. And since they can draw blood out of it, as well as deliver the antibiotic, it just made everything so much easy. Her white cell count is almost normal, but because of her previous history, they really want to make sure it's gone before they stop the drug.
She's feeling fine and she is happy to be at KPPACC. She said they have much better food and she likes the staff. In fact, when she was checking in, one of aides who took care of her last year came over to say "hi". Her name is Anna, but because of some in-joke between them, dbubley
calls her "Anna Banana".dbubley
asked for a note book and some pens, she's using this time to start writing again. Maybe this is the proverbial silver lining?
Gilly is also doing very well. The only weirdness is how crooked her mouth is. We put a muzzle on her as often as we can, but even with that, it goes right out of alignment when we take it off. I don't want it on her when no on can take if off, in case she gets sick and, of course, she has to take it off to eat and drink. That mostly leaves evening and nights. Sometimes in the middle of the night, when she's sleeping between us, I'll pet her and feel her jaw is out (even with the muzzle on she can work her jaw off kilt after a while), so I pull it off. It doesn't help to have it on and reinforce the wrong position. We still have her on soft food, but I've been adding in a little of her dry food and she seems to handle it okay. I hope we can get her back on dry food eventually - I think it's better for her, it's cheaper and it doesn't STINK! Her next post-op appointment is next Tuesday.
I'm crazy busy at work. I had an all day training today (Tues.) and tomorrow I only work a 1/2 day and then my boss and I will go to Costco to shop for our department's annual full staff meeting. It will be all day on Thursday and we're in charge of, well, we're in charge of most everything. Continental breakfast, snacks, lunch and general organizing of the agenda. This will be my first staff meeting in my new job. I suggested a local Italian deli for the catering (Genova's) and did the ordering, so I'm feeling a little pressure. I hope I ordered enough (75 people) and that they like it. I'm prepping all the sandwich fixings the night before. I've shifted into my hostess mode complete with my organizational spreadsheet. Better get to bed, I've a long couple of days ahead of me.