Today was a great day in my books. Mind you, my books are written from an odd perspective, but if you call running errands and getting out of the hospital great, then we had a great day. We were very, very happy about that.
Went something like this: waited until pain was under control enough to function (noonish), took calendars to the printers, did miscellaneous errands, went back to hospital for another pain shot, waited for an hour to get a new IV put in before shot could be delivered/hoped it wouldn’t have to be inserted into Joey’s hand due to difficulty in finding a vein that hasn’t been ravaged (it’s in his arm – yeah!), went back out to do more errands, ate linner (cross between lunch and dinner) out like normal people, tried not to puke (Joey not me – this was also successful. Neither of us chundered, although I wasn’t really in any danger of doing so, so I guess I shouldn’t be too proud of myself on this account). Then back to the hospital for pain control. How fantastic is that? He got some air, they found a vein, he didn’t puke, and his pain was more controlled today. Hopefully things continue on this track.
As for timeframes, we don’t have a firm one. It seems to depend on who you talk to, but it could be anywhere from 2-8 months from now and that’s only if one of the donors who is currently being assessed is a match. If none of the three are matches, then we are right back to square one. But hopefully at least one of our volunteers is a match and decides to go ahead with the surgery.
Happy Friday everyone!