Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Day 2 at the PICU

Today was a day of tests for Ms. D. She had an MRI, an EEG, and blood work done. So far nothing has been found out of the ordinary, but she still has the shakes, followed by passing out. They've subsided a bit this evening, but earlier this afternoon they were frequent and strong. It was a bit disconcerting to some in the family. I hope she heals quickly and we can be done with them.

There were some highlights to the day though.

First, Ms. D had a visit by a service dog, Mulan. I now have a new favorite breed, a Portuguese Water Dog.

There were also visits by just about everyone in our family, the kids, Hubby, and the grandson!!! I miss everyone so much!

Also, Birth Mom and Brother H came to visit. Hubby picked them up. They came right when Ms. D was having her worst bout with shaking and passing out, but they got to see that she is well taken care of. It was such a small thing, but it meant a lot, when the nurse came in and told us of free food for families with kids in the hospital. Birth Mom was surprised and told Ms. D that she was treated like a queen here on this side of town. After that, Birth Mom was calmer and happier. Of course, she wants the best for Ms. D. And she was able to see with her own eyes that she is being well cared for. And that's what I had hoped would happen.

Ms D and Brother H
I am overwhelmed by the support and prayers from my family and friends. Though it's been a hard road, it has been more easily traveled because of those in our lives. I am so thankful for each and every one of them. I couldn't make it without the support and love that people are giving.

And finally, Ms. D has had such excellent care from all the doctors, nurses, and technicians at Kaiser in Sunnyvale. I couldn't ask for better.

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