Friday, June 04, 2010

Day 10

Ten days seems to be the tipping point. We're tired. Tired of being here, tired of sleeping here, tired of seeing Abby look miserable. Abby's tired too. Tired of x-rays and blood draws, getting poked and prodded, and she wants to go home. Unfortunately, talking to her doctors yesterday, it looks like home is a long way away. They said we should expect to be here another two weeks. Hard news to hear.

This morning has been pretty rough. Abby's in a lot of pain. The most pain of the entire ten days so far. Her chest tube is having problems that's causing a lot of pain and her bowels are all messed up which is also causing a lot pain. We had about 8 different doctors and surgeons come through this morning, all with different opinions about what is wrong and what can be done to alleviate Abby's pain. It's frustrating.

They have started Abby working daily with a physical therapist and a couple times a week with an occupational therapist. She has a lot of fun with them and it helps with her strength and endurance. Today we blew a lot of bubbles. That makes her take deep breaths which helps her heal and get stronger, plus it makes her smile.

Please keep up the good thoughts and prayers for Abby. Morale is pretty low around here right now.


Jenny Lincoln said...

I'm so sorry to hear that you all are going to staying for awhile. That is never fun news. I don't think I have every commented on your blog before but I've been following for some time. Just wanted to let you know that our family is praying for you and keeping you in our thoughts. Hoping Abby starts to feel better soon.
Heart Hugs,
Jenny (Heart mom to Aly- HLHS)

Michelle said...

Poor Abby. Will pray her pain can be alleviated. :( Ali, wish I could make you feel better too. :(

Anonymous said...

Love you guys and thinking of you constantly. Prayers and hugs for Abby.

Jill Harrison

Hope's Blog said...

I am praying for all of you. I am so sorry your stay is going to be longer than expected...that doesn't help morale either. I hope Abby is feeling better soon.

cvitelli77 said...

Praying for all of you.....
Wishing Abby feels better soon!