Vicki is doing great this morning! Yesterday was a hard day, as is usually expected the day after surgery.
She wasn’t able to keep any food or liquids down yesterday but is doing much better this morning and her appetite is slowly coming back which is awesome news – especially to help with the nausea.
We’ve figured out which medications work the best for her so that has helped quite a bit.
She was moved out of the ICU yesterday afternoon and is in a normal recovery room which allowed her to get more rest last night. She is sleeping the a lot. The surgeon, Dr. Maughan came in again this morning and said she is recovering beautifully and to keep resting and listening to her nurse By the way, I don’t know many surgeons that are this amazing with their patients! He came in three or four times yesterday to check on her and didn’t wake her two of the times…I truly think he is an outstanding gentleman.
The Physical Therapist just left a few minutes ago. Vicki is able to do all the exercises pretty well, and was able to sit up, stand up, and walk down the hallway with the walker! Yay! She still feels the vertigo and nausea especially when walking, but the PT seemed very pleased with her progress. She still is experiencing pain with her left eye and ear but the surgeon thinks its because the swelling her brain experienced before, during, and after surgery-and the PT agreed, saying that 3 days after the surgery patients usually experience the worst swelling.
I’ll continue to keep everyone posted on Vicki’s progress. We are in the process of posting a link for anyone who is interested in donating to help with the cost of medical bills and I will let you know when that is up and running.
We love you all and are so grateful for your care and concern for Vicki. She asked me to ask everyone to please keep praying. She is still having a hard time and in a lot of pain after the surgery, but I read her the texts and messages that people are sending to me and the support really helps her stay positive.
xoxo’s from all of us to you