Sunday, March 1, 2009

Elbow09 Update 2

Elbow 09So, Holly's home.

Yesterday was not that great. Her splint was very uncomfortable and she was miserable. She seemed to be in constant pain, looked like she was running a fever and it was quite hard on her. Then, for some reason, she decided to take the split off for a little bit. It was amazing... It was like she was a different person. She was happy, she seemed pain free and she looked good. The splint had to be fixed.

Yesterday afternoon, Holly's parents joined us at dinner time. It was nice that she didn't have a roommate today and Dr. E. said that she shouldn't expect one (I think he tried to pull some strings based on the night before). Glenn and Martha (and Heather and Chris) have been great with our dogs and looking after Holly and I.

Last night was OK. The hospital allowed me to stay with her last night. The nurses checked on Holly quite frequently over night. And, she was a bit restless so she walked around a bit -- which I think was a good sign.

She woke up feeling pretty good. We had breakfast and she was checked by some interns and nurses and Dr. E stopped by. Everyone agreed that Holly was ready to go home. At that point, we had to wait for the occupational therapist to adjust her splint since it caused her so much trouble yesterday. The OT came in and was happy to adjust the splint for Holly. Then we headed home.

Since we've been home, it's been quite quiet. We had Jerry's for dinner and she watched some TV while I did some homework. She's in bed now (actually I hear her getting some medicine and getting back in bed). She's set up to be able to do some things her self but, don't worry, I'm always checking to make sure I can't help. :)

So, in summary, she's doing pretty good. There's pain, there's frustration and there's a lot of recovery work ahead. But she's in good spirits and I'm here to do anything I can to help her.

So far, she's been letting me take care of her. But I'm sure you know Holly and I'm sure you know that I'm going to have to yell, "LET ME DO THAT FOR YOU" quite a bit in the next coming days (weeks?).