Mama walked halfway down the hall and then walked back today, so she doubled her distance from yesterday. She’s glad to be in her new room, though she’s getting more anxious about being in the hospital. Mama’s frustrated by the effort it takes to do anything – get up, move around, eat . . . even just laying in the bed is a bit of an effort because she switches between hot and cold so often. The doctors have hinted that she may get to leave the hospital this week and move to Brooks Rehabilitation where she’ll likely be an in-patient for a while. She’s talking a LOT more and is having regular conversations with us now. She didn’t sleep much last night, so hopefully her anxiety will go down some so that she’ll be able to get some sleep!
Mama’s appetite has gotten a lot better today – she had about half of her pancakes and banana at breakfast, most of her turkey sandwich at lunch, and all of her Cheerios and half a piece of pie for supper! She’s also starting to feed herself some – if we cut up the food, she’s pretty good at getting it to her mouth. Mama walked halfway down the hallway again, and I think she could have walked back to her room if she hadn’t gotten dizzy from turning around.
She’s still quite restless, and she’s so sick of being in the hospital. She’s really ready to go home, and she was THRILLED when they released her from the SICU and moved her to a new, regular hospital room this evening. Now the nurses will check her vitals every 4 hours instead of every hour, so hopefully she’ll get more sleep than she’s been getting. They’re also removing some of the monitors from her, and since she hates all the beeping noises, she should be more comfortable now.