Thursday, August 5, 2010

Thursday Morning Update

Some good news...Tricia was in serious pain immediately out of surgery, but after a few hours in the OR recovery ward, her pain meds finally caught up with her pain and she was able to be discharged to spend the night in our hotel after all!

After a good night's sleep, we were home by 2pm on Wednesday afternoon, just in time to tuck Gwyneth in for her nap. Tricia has had little to no pain since Tuesday evening and the mininmal bleeding has ceased. She will be on pain meds and heavy steroids for a few more days, which means she's feeling a bit loopy and having trouble sleeping for long stretches of time.

Of course, it's too early to identify any noticeable difference in her breathing, smell, taste, etc.

Thanks again for the prayer...Tuesday was a very long day and it was encouraging to know so many were praying for Tricia.

Nate

19 comments:

Our life is a bowl of Barry's said...

very glad to hear you are back home and her 2010 stretch is holding!!! hope she is 100% very soon!!

Jen said...

No hospital stays for Tricia in 2010!! So thankful for the good news. You guys are such a true testament of God's faithfulness.

BrendaS said...

YAY for no hospital stays in 2010!!!! What an answer to prayer! Glad to hear things are going well now, and thank the Lord for drugs that make us loopy long enough to get us through the pain! :)

Skye said...

hooray!!! so glad to hear she is home and doing well. let's keep hoping for no hospital stays this year after all!

Blackberry said...

Yay! Best of luck!

Joy said...

I'm so glad she's doing better! :)

Sabrina said...

I'm so glad the pain subsided some, and that you were able to head home! I'm sure recovery goes better at home, familiar surroundings, lots of love from the little one, and I can't wait to hear that she's 100% very soon!

Anonymous said...

Praise God for this good news!

Shari K. said...

I join the other folks in cheering that 2010 will remain the year that Tricia has NO hospital stays! :) I'm also very glad to hear that her pain meds are helping so well, and that her bleeding has resolved. Sounds like she's going to make a fast recovery!
- Shari in Cali.

P.S. Blogger's ability to let folks sign in using OpenID is *still* malfunctioning. Just FYI. :( I'm still unable to sign in using my LiveJournal identity; some type of error always pops up and prevents me from continuing. (I never had this problem w/ Blogger until just the other week. *sigh*)

Sonia said...

I'm so glad to hear Tricia is doing well. Praise God! Your family remains in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

Great news. I have a technical question. Why is it that lung transplant patients often need sinus surgery? What is it about lung transplants that cause that to be necessary?

CFHusband said...

@Anonymous

People with CF tend to have sinus issues...lots of mucus and other stuff, which traps bacteria and germs, which can easily make their way down to the lungs. Because transplanted lungs are at very high risk for infection, it's standard to have sinus surgery to help clear the sinuses.

Jennifer said...

Way to go!!!
With speedy recovery!!

glad T is home in own bed.

Froggymama said...

So glad she's home and everything went well. Thinking of all of you. xoxo

Caroline said...

God is soooo good - it looked like Tricia was calmly accepting a hospital stay - and then she didn't need to! YAY! I have had a couple of sinus infections, and they can be incredibly painful - anything to prevent that must be worth it! :-)

Michelle said...

Hi, Nate. Just want you to know someone in Cincinnati is thinking of and praying for you all today ... and everyday. :)

sl said...

So glad she is feeling better and at home. Praying she seeing lots of improvement!

16 blessings'mom said...

I am so glad to hear she is doing well. I feel like I know you and your family through this blog and you are on my heart and in my prayers. Thanks for sharing....

mommyoflove2 said...

My husband had the sinus surgery a year ago and we wondered how long it would be to notice a difference, too. It just takes a while for the swelling to go down inside but I bet she'll start to notice improvements in a few weeks! My husband can now smell and taste for the first time in 4+ years:)

~a long time follower! (but rare commenter:)