Thursday, September 11, 2008

Ahhh…peace and quite! Kinda…

Well, TJ finally got moved out of ICU and into her own room. Last night, right as it seemed a move wouldn’t be happening until today and she decides to take a nap, and wham! In they come to move her. Murphy’ Law at work again.

She didn’t have any problems getting out of the bed or into the wheelchair to move, but she said it was quite painful to get back into the bed. It is tough for those of us who haven’t been through it to understand, but the tubes she has seem to be the cause of much of the pain and discomfort. She has an IV line in her hand, and IV line in her neck, and drainage tubes going directly into her chest cavity coming out her side. The IV in her neck is suppose to come out today (doctor already gave the ok) and we are crossing our fingers that the drainage tubes in her side come out today too. That is up to Dr. Goldstein…as he said it would either be today or tomorrow for that one. Once those are out, it will be much easier for her to get out and about, which is what they really want her to do.

So her room is tucked back in a corner hallway and is nice and quite, but it seems she had quite the neighbor last night. They moved a 96 year old lady into the room next to Tina’s…and well…I guess she was quite the complainer. Everything the nurses and doctors did over the night she was either screaming or yelling. I guess at 96, you are entitled to do whatever you like…but it kept poor Tina up. While Tina said she got more sleep than she did the previous night, I am sure it could have been better! Word on the street is they are going to move the lady closer to the Nurse’s station…she also like to pull her IV lines out…but I will believe it when I see it…

3 comments:

Jon Martin said...

Glad to hear Tina is out of ICU and doing better!

Thanks again for all of the updates!

CB said...

Good to hear Tina is somewhat mobile. I hear life without the chest tubes is much more comfortable...I hope they come out soon!

Lucy Feuerstein said...

Yay for peace and quiet. You guys deserve that! Glad she's doing better and hoping the chest tubes come out soon.