Monday, June 15, 2009

Great Start of a New Week

When I told Shana about the possibility of trading places, she immediately told me no and shared all the reasons that it wouldn’t work. Shana has really learned a lot about medicine names and what they are used for, as well as side effects (Drowsiness, loss of balance, nausea). She has also learned procedures like how to work with Devree’s IV and change the dressings on her double-lumen line. I haven’t learned everything yet, but I am getting up to speed.

I am happy that Shana is flying home today, but it was sad to see her go. Devree was telling me about a letter Dane wrote 2 weeks ago. He told Devree, “I’m lonely, oh so very lonely!” Then he told her all of the things that they could do together. I had to think about that a bit. I know I played with Dane, but there were times when I was making dinner or doing bills when he wanted to play. It’s hard when you get home and only have a few hours to make dinner, do laundry, bills, etc.

Anyhow, I am glad that Shana will be home playing with the boys. Her goal is to pack a whole summers worth of fun into one week. They will go swimming, see a movie, go to Sand Harbor at Lake Tahoe, etc.. Shana is a fun mom, and she really knows how to plan fun things for our family.

Today is Devree’s 3rd day of no fever! Her doctors want her stay 2 or 3 more days to ensure that the numbers on her blood reports have a good trend. Her ANC count for immunity is 1500 up from 400 yesterday (It needs to be 500 before Devree can go home). Her hemoglobin is at 8.9 (That number is a good enough to be at home). Her platelet count is 65 (That number is a good enough to be at home).

Devree is doing great! She just needs to eat just a little bit. Her doctors want her to be able to eat something to keep her digestive track working, but she is getting her nourishment from the TPN bag on her IV.

Love you all! Thank you for your prayers.


PaulaShawn said...

What good news! Everyone is due for a good week and it sounds like you are all on track for one. I'm excited for you all!

walkinourshoes said...

So happy to hear that Devree is doing better. So happy to hear that Aunt Shana is flying home and going to play hard, with the boys. A change in pace, is very good. We sure love all of you. Happy Nursing!
Love, Koe

Breck, Celest, Tayzia, Talon, Kallie, and Jackson Rice said...

We missed you like crazy while we were at Trek. Glad that Devree is feeling better. Have fun at home Shana! We will come see you tomorrow Devree and Todd. We have some great Trek stories to tell you. . . . like when a big tree fell on our Sequoia and smashed it up! Love, Aunt Celest