British Columbia, Canada
I got a wonderfully encouraging update from Sandgrain regarding Rebecca's progress that I am glad to share with her "family" here.
Although still in ICU, yesterday, the report on Becca was better. She got a new male nurse who said he'd been studying her record to better understand her case. Ramona (was at the hosp.) said he told Rebecca she needed to get out of bed. Rebecca shook her head, "No." The nurse got a reclining chair in there and carefully disconnected what was necessary to move her. He told her each thing he was doing, then carefully lifted her from her bed onto the recliner. He said it will help circulation in her legs and feet (she can't move them), and put her more in controll of her body. He said maybe just 10 minutes at first, and she should try to let him elevate her as much as possible to a sitting position. She had him raise it a couple of times and actually sat in it for about an hour and a half. This male nurse said he's going to find out today if maybe they can take her off the dialysis. Her Dr. had said she'd be on it at least 8 -12 weeks and they now have one hooked up to the juggler vein in her neck, as the line in her side plugged up again. I'll be anxious to learn what happens with that. She was awake more. Ramona said Becca said she wants to go home, so they were talking about having a Christmas in July celebration and Ramona said she'd cook her something on the grill. Asked what she'd like, Rebecca said, " Enchalladas." Ramona said Rebecca's really scratched up on her eyes and shoulder. She's peeling all over so I imagine it's itchy and she doesn't realize how hard she's scratching herself. Tim said when they first rolled her over the skin on her back sort of just stayed on the bed, like when a snake sheds. This new male nurse will be back with her again this weekend. Ramona said he has such a gentle positive attitude with changes he feels will be helpful for her esteem as well as physical well being.
Thank you Rae