Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Fun in Memphis

Well...thanks to Aunt Julie and cousins Mitch and Alyssa we survived the weekend and had LOTS of fun.  Lisa did really well on Saturday and required no pain meds at all, she even ate 3 meals.  Her cousins kept her busy and laughing and it was wonderful to see her feeling so well.  The doctor had asked that I try to get her off the pain killers and this was a great first step.

Sunday she did pretty good, but started to fade towards the evening.  That night she was pretty agitated and required pain meds twice.  Monday she was a bit groggy and was doing fine until her physical therapy appt.  She was not cooperative at all.  We even tried to have Mitchell and Alyssa coerce her into participating, but it was a no go.  Once the therapy session was over, Aunt Julie and the kids headed home and Lisa took her pain meds and slept for 4 hours.  She was feeling better afterwards and we took a shuttle ride to Walgreens for some items.

Today, I caved and gave her her pain killer at 10:30 in the morning. She was miserable and after the one clinic told us we had to reschedule our appt because we signed in 10 mins. late (yah, like we don't sit around waiting on them all the time!) I couldn't take any more aggravation.  I gave her the meds.  They kicked in and she was FINALLY in good spirits and cooperative with the head doctor here.  The doctor was so pleased she said that if Lisa looks this good on Thursday we will  most likely go ahead with the antibody on Saturday.  I made sure to tell her that it was drug induced happiness and she seemed to be okay with that.  The thinking is that Lisa's nerves are already on alert so the second antibody shouldn't be as shocking to her system.  There still is some concern about her bowels....even though she has been taking laxatives the last 4 days, nothing has "happened" down there since we got to St Jude over a week ago.  So far she isn't having any symptoms, but they are still keep an eye out for a bowel obstruction.

Holding my breath and saying lots of prayers that this is all worth it and she will bounce back!

Here's a little video we put together of our adventures in Memphis this weekend.


Anonymous said...

Loved the video...almost makes you forget why you are in Memphis in the first place....I was named after that plane!....Big Lisa Marie!

Kimberlee Enright said...

Thanks for this video, Linda and Lisa. It's quite adorable and looks like you had lots of fun. Sending lots of prayers your way!!