Another improving day for Carol. It seems with the drug changes, her eyes "look" better to me, although she still can't see. They don't seem so dilated all the time, and are changing again with light. They hadn't been for a few days.
She ventured into some new foods again tonight, and handled a little of it.
She had 2 sessions of physical therapy, which from what I understand went well. She feels like she had a good day. She got to see Safiya, but doesn't really remember it. Her wounds look like they are improving I am told. The nurses keep moving and wetting her dressings every couple of hours. I may have said it before, but one of the reassuring things about the wound care here, is the confidence in which they are doing things...like they have done this a million times before. From the doctors to the every single nurse.
They are going to change her trach out pretty soon to one in which they feel comfortable putting the cap thing on so she can talk again. Apparently not what they usually do, but they seem to agree it will give her some much needed independence.
Carol has slept very well the last couple nights. Especially well last night. The methadone seems to be working in that it is more of a long acting analgesic, so she doesn't wake up every couple hours in pain. They are giving it to her as a liquid through a feeding tube. The doctors here think maybe she was getting it iv at Swedish. She felt it was giving her strange hallucinations that way, and had it stopped. But it seems to be going well now.
Had dinner again with Chloe and Safiya...thank you Erickson's for dinner. The nanny situation is working out wonderfully. Chloe learned how to say "nanny" today. It may have taken her awhile to walk...but she can really say alot of things for her age. Safiya had her first shots/immunizations today. My mom and dad took her to that. It was the first time mom has seen her cry in pain. I haven't either. It's always tough seeing your babies cry in pain. To be honest though, Safiya is such a good mellow kid...rarely cries, except whe she is hungry, then you feed her, and instantly better. Much mellower than Chloe' at that point. Although I don't see her as much as I did Chloe up to this point.
Well that will do it I think for the night. Early morning tomorrow!!!