Thursday, January 7, 2010

Day 190

We are facing Nicole's first post hospital surgery, Monday, January 11, 2010.

Nicole will receive another skin graph to her left axillary area as well as revisions on her chest, left arm and neck. She will be staying in the hospital 4-5 days. We are hopeful with these revisions, Nicole will have better and more mobility with her left arm and neck. We are looking forward to Nicole being able to lift her arm over her head without the axilla ripping open and for her to be able to tip her head backward as well as side to side without difficulty.

Nicole is looking so forward to these revision. As she heals, she will be able to exercise more as well as her PT should go better. She will me able to gain the flexibility she so wants.

There are many things we just take for granted like cutting a steak or washing one own back, all things Nicole has accomplished this past week. Each day is like watching a toddler do things for the first time. Remember what is was like when your child first learned to walk or feed themselves or even tied their own shoes. Those are the kind of moments we are going through. Each thing we come up against is a new challenge to find a way to accomplish the task. Just as though she was doing it for the first time.

Nicole is optimistic and happy these days. She has a great attitude about all that is going on which in turn helps me to have a good attitude.

She is still battling C-Dif. We will be see the doctor for that today, again. Hopefully he will have a new game plan.

Christian and I are seeing his cardiologist today. We are hoping for good news there as well. Tune in tomorrow for the results.


Leesa said...

Hey Angi - Sorry I missed you while you were in Wichita. Hopefully we can see each other next time for sure!
I'm glad to see that Nicole is making such great progress. :)

Sarah Carlston said...

Glad she is making progress. I hope your visit to the cardiologist gives you some kind of news and answers!