...And today was our one step back day. Poor Emily! She's had a miserable day. She was nauseous all day. They're not sure if it's because her body hasn't been used to food, if it was too much too soon or even if it was withdrawal from all of the medicines she's been on. But she hasn't felt well all day. They gave her phenergan which should have put her to sleep, but it didn't. They finally gave her another medicine that is making her sleepy and calming her body down.
Because of her nausea, she hasn't had any deep breathing going on today and, in fact, has had fast breathing. So that's probably one step back for getting off of the ventilator, too. She's also had a lot of coughing and they've had to suction her a few times. Of course, her body is "waking up" and she's experiencing more each day, so it's just been a tough day.
The swelling is going down on her legs. Janis said her feet are still swollen, but not as much. Her stomach is still distended and hard. That could just be from her intestinal system "waking up." They've given her blood today because her count was low. One nurse said it could be just from her blood not having enough oxygen in it, so that may be why they're giving her blood. Or it could still be the effects of losing so much blood in the beginning. They also gave her dialysis today just to clean her blood. The kidney doctor did come in and told Janis that her kidneys are progressing. We know this is going to be a process with some great days and some not-so-good days. Let's pray there are more great days than the other!!
Let's just pray for God's grace as her body "wakes up!"
I Corinthians 16:23
"The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you."