We started out with an annoying IV line that made Em's arm swollen and really hurt this morning. There were lots of people coming in to see Em and telling her how well she looks. There is some concern about her throat, since she is still hoarse. They may have an ENT come look later.
She was told she could go for a walk all the way to 8 East to visit her old roommate. So we marched off with the PT people, almost running to catch up. (Miranda, if you are reading, there are some great floors here for sliding, if we didn't have to wear skid-proof socks). Everyone on 8 East was delighted to see her.
That activity made her tired and she went to rest. When she woke up, she had a very bad headache. At this stage, the new heart is beating hard, and there a lot of meds that have complicated effects. We worked through trying to deal with the headache. It had been decided earlier to try to put in a new PICC line. Unfortunately that did not work (with several tries), and she ended up with a new IV instead. Now she fell asleep after so many proceedures.
Our Nurse today's name was Nick and he was a lot of fun. He worked really hard to help Em with the headache. Tonight is the last night with some of th IV meds, so it is possible that she could go back to 8 East tomorrow. We'll see.
Thanks to the Borgos and the Gatorades for sending a great picture for Em's room. She is always telling everyone about her swimmers. She loved the photo.