On the plus side, her heparin is in therapeutic range. She will be in the hospital until at least tomorrow. One of the criteria for release is getting her off IV heparin. Our guess is they would also like to see any risk of infection in her leg eliminated and a noticeable improvement in her leg. It appears her leg is getting a little better. Like her last hospital stay, this will be a day-by-day event.
Today saw a steady stream of nurses and nurses assistants in and out. Lucy said one of her arm blood draws was at 3:00 am this morning. Her port has heparin in it so certain blood tests must be done via her arm.
Lucy's appetite is still good. I went the to cafeteria and picked up a grilled chicken sandwich for lunch. She asked to sample it and wound up eating the whole thing.
Steve and Liz came by this morning and brought cookies. Suzy was by this afternoon and left a stuffed snowy owl and a couple magazines. Julie called to see how Lucy is doing. We also appreciated all the great notes from everyone. Lucy and I do read the comments left in the group or in the blog, and we thank everyone for their words of encouragement.
We're hoping her heparin stays in therapeutic range tomorrow. That will put her one step closer to going home.
|I found this scrub top in the gift shop. Lucy wants to see it when she is more mobile. I'm sure she will get one.|
|Suzy brought along a new friend for Lucy|