Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Day 2-Ketamine Infusion
Day 2 has gone well. Allison has tolerated the increase in ketamine each hour and as of 10p tonight she was up to 52ml an hour and by the morning hopes to top out at 65ml. She had PT this morning and did well with that including using the bathroom on her own which she was very proud of. She managed to eat a little for all 3 meals today and even napped for about an hour during the day. I managed to read the first 8 chapters to Allison of HP and the Deathly Hallows, which made the 12 hours I spent with her today, fly by. Her nurses have been great, which really helps Allison feel more comfortable and less nervous and stressed about S#$%$@! the bed due to not feeling anything from the waist down due to the on-going epidural. All of her vitals are great, urine output is normal and her pain is at a 1 to non-existent at this point which are all good signs. She is uncomfortable though with tubes and wires coming out of all parts of her body but is starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. If she does well during the night tonight, it should be smooth sailing for the rest of the week as she will have maxed out on the amount of ketamine she can receive. It definitely helps being a pro at receiving these infusion, which to date is over 100 for her. Thanks to everyone following along or getting updates via facebook, (I just heard Google cringe at me using the F word). In hope, Greg PS BTW...Griffin went 0-2 with a fielders choice RBI, in his 7-8 year old little league game tonight, which tied the game and made a charging and fielding play at 3rd tonight to throw out the runner at 1st base along with making some plays at 1st base. Way to Griffin! Mommy and Daddy are very proud of you. That's all for now as my large meat pizza is on it's way to the hotel. Dee-Lish!!!!