Ok... I'm very late with this update. I blame it on the Thanksgiving turkey. I did want to write this out last night, but Andrea wanted to go to bed early. When I started typing, she gave me the most nastiest look I had ever received. So I put the computer away and said "Sorry" and then went promptly to sleep.
Yesterday, the bandage came off. And she has a beautiful line of sutures on the top of her head. Doctors and nurses everywhere here say that it looks really good. I think they were admiring Dr. Lang's handiwork. I jokingly mentioned we should take a picture of it and put it on the blog, and she indicated that she wants to do it. I'll try to talk her out of it, but she's been very stubborn lately.
Andrea also met with a physical therapist. They gave her a walker and she loved it. We were able to walk around the floor a few times for her to get used to and get some exercise.
We also found out what the plan is from here. Andrea will be transferred to an inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Dallas. We are hoping she will be transferred on Monday or Tuesday. I'll make the "official" announcement when we know when and where.
For today, the morning was a bit trying for her. She's been struggling with some pain in the head. The nurses keep providing her with morphine to help quell the pain. The morphine just makes her tired. And so she slept a lot this morning, not really eating her breakfast or lunch.
But Laura Carnes showed up, and that brightened Andrea's day. We all walked all over the hospital. Andrea used her new walker and wanted to walk everywhere. And we walked as much as Andrea can. Then we headed back to her room.
She's been in good spirits ever since. She is finally using the walker to use when she is going to the bathroom. She ate all of her dinner. And is burping a lot from all the diet coke she's been drinking.
It's slowly getting better. I have to keep reminding her slowly but surely she will get better and better.