Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Four things...

1. COFFEE & CHOCOLATE...are my love language!  I really have the BEST people to call friends.  One gave me some really yummy chocolate and the other a Keurig!  I'm not even kidding!  I was so excited.  Everybody that has seen me with it around the hospital says, "Oh...that's such a good idea."   I'm also quite certain that the coffee place in the hospital has noticed my lack of business. And yes, I'm THAT mom with her kids' pic on her coffee mug.  ;)

2. CHARACTER COUNTS!  Brody was awarded his very first Character Counts award at an assembly last Friday morning.  I was so sad I wasn't there for his award, but luckily Aaron got to head over to the elementary and not only got this picture, but videoed it for me too!  So proud of Brody!
3. THE WEEKEND/BLAKE UPDATE:  Because of the snow, it delayed Aaron and the kids coming down early Saturday morning.  Aaron told me they were going to come down for the day Sunday and I understood, but was still bummed.  Well...they surprised us!  They walked in Blake's room just before 3:00 PM.  We were both so happy to see them!

So, we are just kind of hanging out at the hospital.  "Tweaking things," the doctors like to say.  Blake's blood pressures appear to be under better control.  His weight went down and then back up. They are giving him some lasix (a diuretic) to help his kidney pee some more to get off the excess fluid. 
Really...that's about the extent of things.  He is still on large doses of steroids (see the proof in his cheeks!).  His creatinine has been around 1.0 and BUN in the 50's for a few days now.  The nephrology team thinks it may just be his new normal.  He may never get to that creatinine of 0.3 or 0.4 again.  They are starting to talk about a plan for home, but we know how that goes, don't we?  No getting my hopes up until I'm pulling out of that parking garage!
4. COOKING Among a million other things that I miss about being home, I miss cooking!!  I can't remember the last time I actually cooked a meal in my own home.  Three months ago probably?  Anyway, I've occupied some of my time here at UIHC coming up with some meals that I want to cook when I get home, like these for example...

So anyway, when they let us bust out of this joint, I am READY! And now I'm hungry... :)

1 comment:

Mary or Jerod said...

The Keurig is such a fantastic idea! Don't you love it?! I wish I liked coffee so I could justify buying one, but maybe if I know enough other people who like it then JB would be convinced... You look great and I just want kiss Blake's cheeks!