Advanced Neutrophil Count, 18,000!!
She looked into my eyes! She has been rather awake at intervals all throughout the day and she looked into my eyes with recognition. It was the best feeling in the world to see her seeing me. She is of course irritated at the breathing tube down her throat and greatly displeased that her arms are tethered to the bed so she can’t pull it out, but she is waking up. They are weaning her from the pain meds and replacing them with Methadone and Valium which she will in turn be weaned from a few days from now.
She was taken off all antibiotics yesterday but spiked a fever this morning so they put her back on. Tomorrow they will REMOVE THE TUBE!! We are all so excited to see her awake and talking we can hardly stand it. She is already more alert now on these pain meds than she was the 5 days before we came up to ICU when she was so out of it after chemo.
Tonight my Mom will stay with her and I will go home to my brood of boys, and tomorrow will be a super Phoebelicious day as we all get to witness her transformation without the breathing tube and sedation. Please continue to pray for her tummy, that the swelling will continue to abate and that she will be able to tolerate her ng tube feeds. Also, pray that she does well with her respiration tomorrow when the tube is removed and that her lungs are able to handle the job alone.
We are so thankful to be where we are and grateful to have a day like tomorrow to look forward to. Last week was a bumpy one and a total transformation has taken place before our eyes! Here’s to Phoebe’s “Wake Up!” party tomorrow!