Tricia has had a very long day. I spent about 45 minutes with her over two visits this morning. Around noon, they wheeled her down to radiology to replace her feeding tube. There was a minor complication, which made her trip a little longer, but it was taken care of without any major issues.
Her nurse (my new favorite nurse, BTW) actually took my plea to have radiology place the pic line seriously, and made sure that they took the time to do it while they were down there. I told her that she is the first person who has taken us seriously (about this issue) AND made sure that other people took us seriously...we are very thankful (and again, we LOVE the Duke staff...can't figure out why a few don't think we do...).
Tricia arrived back in her room around 5, and by the time I made it a little while later, she was awake as if nothing had happened and actually looked a little more chipper and alert. I spent about an hour with her this evening, and should be back again at 8 after a short visit with Gwyneth.
The short-term memory loss is providing some fun times, to say the least. Tricia literally forgets almost everything within about two minutes. She does remember now that we've told her she had her transplant, but I've told her about 20 times that it was on my birthday, and every time she gets the biggest smile on her face (because it's the first time she's hearing it, again) and whispers, "Happy Birthday...I love you!"...talk about melting my heart...
She said I could take her pic and post it on the blog, so look for that tomorrow morning.
One more thing, before I forget. I spoke with our friend, Yonat Shimron of The News & Observer (remember This Post?) today for a while, and she'll be updating our story in tomorrow's (April 4) paper! I seriously doubt it will be on the front page again, but I'll let you know if it's online...she's told me that she is still receiving emails and phone calls asking for updates about us. We continue to be humbled with how God is using our story for so many good things.