Well a pretty good weekend. A little rough day on Saturday which seems to be the norm the day after surgery. After getting a chance to see her wounds, amputations, and everythings else today...she is healing up pretty nicely. It's pretty amazing what your body can go through and look like, and just a few weeks later, the amount of healing that takes place, if given the chance.
A little bit of an eventful day for me yesterday. After Chloe's afternoon nap, she was brushing her teeth in my bathroom like normal. I was busy in my bedroom which is attached to the bathroom, making my bed or something, and hear behind me Chloe chomping on something. I look behind me and there is a pile of pills on the ground below her and she has some in her mouth chewing them. Without looking at what they are I forced my hand into her mouth to try and sweep out what ever it is...I got most of it, but she swallowed some, who knows how much. So I look down. It's dramamine, a few swear words ensued. Without even thinking to look how much was in the bottle originally or the mg dosage, I pick her up without even putting shoes on her, or getting all set with diapers, and make the couple minute drive to the hospital. It all ended well. Turns out she only may have taken 1-1.5 pills, and I know I got most of that out with my hand. She had to be observed for a few hours, and drink charcoal with chocolate. And the worst they thought would happen is an increase heart rate and hyperactivity. Great and even more hyper Chloe...just what I need. I just can't figure out how she got a child proof brand new travel size dramamine bottle open. Anyway, on another unrelated note. I hadn't been at the hospital 5 mintues sitting at the triage desk, and one of the triage people at the desk, which I nor Carol have ever met, expressed her interest in what is going on with Carol, and said she reads the blog everyday....thanks and nice to meet you.
Plan for this week for Carol is more of the same. Keep moving forward with the grafting. Hopefully her legs will get Integra, and her arms will get definitve grafting from her back. The long term game plan, at least as far as I know is as follows. After the final grafting has had initial healing, pt and ot will really ramp up again. They still do the pt and ot, but will all of the grafting which they need to leave alone as much as possible, it has gotten less so. When they ramp all that up, it will be 4-6 weeks of inpatient rehab at the hospital. This is part of why we wanted to get her here. They have one of the top 10 inpatient rehab centers in the US for this sort of thing. It's pretty expensive in comparison to most of the other places around here, about double of the next best place. The end goal, besides the obvious things, will be to get her into an electrical wheelchair. Most of the prosthetic stuff will be done as an outpatient rehab thing. Which can be anywhere, but I think I will continue all of that here as well. So from the time the last grafting taken from herself is done, we can plan on another 2 months in the hospital with rehab. So if all goes well another 2.5-3 months. November......crazy.....