Monday, November 19, 2007

A Great Day

CVP is down and BP is staying up there! Such a great day. Is this a roller coaster, or what?! Bailey's been awake all day (with the exception of 2 naps), eating well, playing cards, keeping the doctors happy with her numbers, and just feeling really really good. Her BP dipped once today into the 70's, but they gave her some fluid and it went right back up there. She's had some headaches too, but they didn't last for long. Coughing is still very rough. She has such a hard time coughing -- can you imagine crying, coughing and stabbing chest pain all at the same time? It breaks my heart to see her in such pain.

Dr. T said the function of her left ventrical is dramatically improved over the post-surgery echo. Yeah!! He said today that this is looking more and more like just post-pump recovery, but we still have a few hurdles to jump. As Dr. D says, "We're not out of the woods yet," but I'm celebrating. Who knows what tomorrow or next week or next month or next year might bring, but I'm celebrating. Bailey looks so good. Since the drain procedure didn't have a whole lot of success, I was kind of scared to see all the fluid taken off during this surgery. I was so afraid that it would either just come right back in 3 days again, or her body just wouldn't be able to function without it and have great difficulty in recovery. It's such a heavenly pleasure to see her sit on her bed with her legs pulled in and crossed in front of her. She hasn't been able to sit like that in many months. It does my heart good to see her happy and feeling good. We kept telling each other during those last days before surgery that the surgery is just a pathway to getting her to feel better, and it has been just that. I just pray that it lasts . . . for many, many decades.

Nitric is down to 4. Maybe back to the heart center tomorrow? We'll see.

Good night, everyone! Life is good.

Angie

15 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What an excellent update to read just before going to bed...I'm so glad things are on a positive upswing. Go Bailey, go Bailey, go Bailey...yeah, you can imagine the butter churn dance...trust me, it's not pretty, but it is fun with that great news. I hope you have a peaceful, restful night. We all love you!!

Aunt Robin, Uncle Jim, Erica, Emily and Lyndie

10:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Woo hoo!!! Fantastic update. Love it. I'm so glad I looked at the blog before going to bed. Keep it up. It's wonderful. We're looking forward to more great news tomorrow.

Love ya,
Aunt Vickie

10:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm just loving all this positive news! Sleep well tonight!

Love 'ya,

Lara

11:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bailey and Angie,
That is GREAT NEWS, I really hope you get well enough to come back to the HEART CENTER for Thanksgiving. If you are unable to be at home with all your loved ones, maybe they will be able to come here so you can still enjoy the holiday together. KEEP GOING BAILEY !!!!! YOU ARE DOING IT AGAIN !!!!!!! You both keep strong, and LOOK FORWARD!!!! This Thanksgiving is really looking like a VERY SPECIAL ONE FOR YOU BOTH,your FAMILY, and everyone else who cares and loves you.

All My thoughts and Prayers,
Greg

2:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Morning Gals,

Yipee!!! So glad to hear all that good news this morning. My day has started out great reading your blog.
Love to you all...
Enjoy the turkey, stuffing, potatoes, pumpkin pie and maybe a few veggies.ha ha.
Happy Thanksgiving!!!!
We love you,
Jim, Mimi and Corbin.

5:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bailey, Angie & Family,

HAPPY THANKSGIVING, I hope it is a joyous, and special holiday for your entire family !!!!!!!

God Bless,
Greg

6:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey girls!!! WOW!!! I am so excited to see great news! What a wonderful way to start out the day! I hope you had a great night!
Hugs and Kisses, Marsha

7:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Morning: What good news to wake- up to. Keep up the good work Bailey and I hope today brings you another wonderful day. Love you both, Lori

8:11 AM  
Anonymous Aunt Robin said...

It was so good to see you Bailey! You look so good. You are an amazing! I love you bunches sweetie! Angie - that is wonderful to hear about her numbers! I'm sure the doctors were doin that same dance Robin was doin!! ha-ha to themselves!! Well love you both and am praying that the good days just keep coming!!

8:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bailey, we are all so happy to read that you are getting better and better by the minute/hour/day. Love to you all.

Donna

8:30 AM  
Blogger carmelapples said...

Morning Glories,

"When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul." Psalm 94:19

There is no consoling like God's consoling, huh! I have felt consoled by God every morning after reading the blog. I am just bowled over at the depth of His care. You know that song by Sara McLauklin (spelling?) called "Ordinary Miracles". It is so beautiful and I think of Bailey every time I hear it. Of course every one IS extraordinary, but we have been blessed with so many its unbelievable. We are so thankful. So, so thankful.

Love from all the many who ask and pray for you every day. So many people care so much about you guys. It is truly overwhelming.

I think hearing about all these numbers is actually increasing my math skills! At least my retention...well...ok...maybe nothing can help my retention at this point... THEY SOUND INCREDIBLE!
Praying that they stay that way!

We love you with all our hearts! Love, Deb xo xo

8:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep up the great work Bailey!!

Melodie

9:04 AM  
Blogger Grandma Carol said...

Oh, YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a blessed report! Oh, Bailey and Angie, there aren't words to express the relief and indescribable joy that we feel knowing that you are feeling so much better! It's awesome!!! So very happy for you both! So many people are asking about you and praying for you!! You are blessed!! Love you so much!! Keep it up and we'll see you at home soon!!! You have made our day!! Grandma Carol and PaPa Tom

10:43 AM  
Anonymous Nancy Hobbs said...

You keep celebrating, Angie! What a mighty God we serve. I know there are more blessings yet to come. I'm continuing in thanksgiving and prayer!

11:41 AM  
Anonymous Terry and Conrad said...

Great stuff. Dr. T has been keeping us informed. Yo got the word that "Patrick" sends his LOVE....right?

Terry Lingner and Conrad Piccirillo. (we visited last week) Let us know if you need ANYTHING.

11:51 AM  

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