Meredith slept pretty well last night. After the morphine wore off, they dropped her down a notch to something called Torodol (sp?) and it seems to be helping with her pain while not knocking her out completely. The doctor has put her on a full food/drink restriction – ice chips only – and she is unhappy about this to say the least.
The CAT scan yesterday showed no perforation, so we didn’t have to have emergency surgery after all. Her red blood cell numbers continue to be normal (for her) and he spleen has not gotten enlarged which really surprises me given the extent of vasculitis she’s having internally. I asked one of the doctors if this was one of the more severe cases of HSP he’s seen and without hesitating he said “Oh yes!”. I guess if she’s going to do it, she’ll do it right!
My mom is back in town with Jack which is great. So many of you have offered to help, and there are two things I’d like to ask for: Meredith is going to be here for a full week, mimumum. Based on her last stay, visitors make her day. She perks up so much when her friends come to visit. She’s not contagious and she generally feels OK as long as she’s got all the IV meds. So, please, come to visit. We are in room 432. Secondly – Jack is bored to tears. Grammie is a great buddy, but he really misses having his sister to play with. If you can invite him over for a play date, he would so appreciate it.
Please keep her in your prayers, keep sending good thoughts. This is turning out to be the spring of HSP, and I think her recovery will end up being longer than any of us first anticipated.