Lots of things happened today. In no particular order:
- My cousin's wife Amanda (let's just call her my cousin, too, for sake of ease) came in bound and determined that Jay was going to walk. And walk he did. Once with a walker (which he eventually picked up because he was tired of hearing it squeak) and once without.
- My mom brought me breakfast. Yum.
- Jay had two of his drainage tubes taken out. He's has a pretty high tolerance for
pain. In fact, his very first colonscopy was on my birthday several years ago. He wanted to be able to enjoy my birthday dinner without having residual effects of pain meds, so he just told the doctor he didn't want any. But those drainage tubes hurt. Badly. He stopped the doctor from removing them and got the nurse to push some pain meds through his central line. They didn't help at all. I've never seen him in such agony.
- The transplant pharmacist came in to do a LOT of medication education.
- My friend Amanda brought me a frappucino and visited with me for a bit while Jay rested.
- My dad stopped by to take me out to dinner. Just before we left, Jay wanted to go for a jaunt around the unit, and we all walked along. The nurse found us along the way and told us that we were moving across the unit to the step-down side. So we headed back to the room and packed up the stuff. Turns out the new room is the sweetest one in the house. It's the largest, and has an amazing view of West End. And the construction right next door. It was like a bonus prize for an engineer.
- Dad and I did eventually get to go out for reubens at Noshville. Yum. I heard music for the first time while we were out, and it made me cry.
- I spent a lot of time on the phone looking for a corporate apartment to rent after Jay is discharged.