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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Day 4 continued...

Allison is doing very well today. Her epidural site it a bot irritated due to the nurses putting tegaderm tape on her back after the lead was pulled. Here is Allison's exact quote, "Doesn't anyone read the f$#@%ing chart before they do s$#@! It says ALLERGIC TO TEGADERM!!!" Anyway, Allison has a bright red and raised rash and was given benadryl, cortisone cream, and an anti-itch drip into her IV. Her itch is gone!

Allison is now again in PT singing the song to Driving Miss Daisy as she strolls along with her new best friend in the hospital. The physical therapist is adding a new component to her day which she looks very forward to seeing. Allison is still getting 55mg of ketamine every hour along with a stead flow of versed to help with side effects. She is becoming a pro at distinguishing reality from her fantasy world of ketamine. She is convinced that the people we know to have brilliant minds are really brilliant but that they were all high on drugs and were able to write down what they experienced during their "trip".

So, that pretty much sums up the 4th day. She is looking forward to finishing up and coming home to her family and friends. She is somewhat scared to return as well as she fears that the pain will return. It has been a crazy week for us to say the least. Allison is scheduled for discharge on this coming Saturday morning.

Thanks and Signing Off with Hope.

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