Why the Redwood Forest slideshow?

Judy had always loved trees, and in 2008 we spent some time among the California Redwoods. Some of the ingredients in Judy's chemo cocktail were derived from trees (not Redwoods but Yews). We always knew that Judy loved the trees, and the trees got their chance to repay her affection.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Saturday morning

Well, here you see our Judy in all her glory: Still in ICU, with the nausea-reducing pipeline to the stomach and a whole bunch of wires that are connected to machines that go "bing."

She spent a fairly decent night, with mild discomfort, at times some pain--heck, I'd be screaming bloody murder if they had opened me up the way they did her! She'd sleep for one hour, sometimes less, sometimes a little more, and then ask for a little water or ice, and then doze off again. Pain management is still a little bit of a problem because the morphine pump button that she can use to administer a small dose every 15 minutes gets lost among all those wires and tubes. She is also confused, thinking that the red heart-rate probe on her index finger should turn green, like the pump. But man, she is such a good sport about it all! she has not gotten frustrated one time yet.

For today, I have set up round-the-clock care by close friends for her since I will run up to Amarillo. Judy was supposed to be the chief referee for the Pain on the Plains mountain bike race, and she wanted me to take over. Judging how mad she got at me yesterday for not taking my break at the time that she had scheduled beforehand, she'd probably get up and kick me if I didn't go. She will be in the best hands!

We won't know when she will be moved to her permanent room, and because of the delay here in ICU she may not be in the preassigned room. The general number for Covenant–Lakeside is 806-725-6288.


1 comment:

ms.eddie said...

Yeah, Bit good work now thumbs up the race is on. You look pretty good waving at us smile. Joshua 1 for the extra courage.