Hello, today Carol was pretty tired, although still wanting to talk to all of the family here. I think she may have had a little too much Ativan. As far as anything new. Her legs are pretty painful since the last surgery, so they have increased her pain medication, which seems to be giving her some naseau. They are giving her zofran for that, but may be switching to a scopalamine patch. It's like a sea sickness patch. She started eating some yogurt and pudding and a shake today. We have been intructed to continually work her right hand/fingers while we are in the room. The nurses are doing the same when they are in there.
Blood cultures reamain negative for any bacteria, but her white cell count is still a little high, but much lower still since the amputation. It's around 17. Physical therapy keeps going daily, and Carol got to talk with a counselor, both with me and alone.
She has another surgery tomorrow morning. This will be her 2nd debridement surgery. This will be her arms and abdomen. Hopefully they will clean up her c-section wound as well.
The infectious disease doctor (Dr. Greg Moss) said that if after this surgery her cultures remain negative, he will most likely discontinue antibiotic therapy.
I got to spend all yesterday with both girls, and all today with Chloe. Chloe has been too see Carol several times this weekend, and it seems to be getting easier for her. She has been pretty freaked out by all the tubes and beeps and stuff. She at least let me put her on the bed a couple times, and let Carol give her a kiss. Thanks everyone!!
scott, carol, chloe, and safiya