Wednesday, March 23, 2011
The feeding tube was pulled today because it could not get past the hole in her stomach and the inflamation. The radiology team will attempt it again in a few more days once more healing has occured. Mom is so grateful to have the tube out. She actually made a huge leap forward today. She was so lethargic and weak since the attempted tube placement yesterday and she stayed that way until around 1:00 pm today. Suddenly mom's eyes fluttered open and she looked wide-eyed around the room and said, "I need to be doing something. My life is being stolen by this hospital bed." So she pulled off her covers and told the nurse she wanted to get up. She pulled her own IV stand as she walked down the hall. Then she sat up and painted for about 2 hours. She is doing great! She had a blood transfusion last night which really helped. She is so thankful for the beautiful flowers and cards and letters and all of the messages on the blog. Thank you all!!!
Posted by Katie at 6:05 PM