Joanne is getting her tracheostomy and PEG right now, so I have been sent out to the waiting room. Got to spend the morning with her and it is really evident that these procedures are coming not a day too soon--her poor lips, tongue and nose looks so sore for the tubes and hoses attached there. they even had to put the boxing glove back on her right hand because she was going after those tubes. Excited for her to be more comfy.
At the same time it is weird to be sitting out here thinking about what she is going through. In fact, I am trying not to think about it. She has already gone through so much and it is hard to watch her continue to endure so much.
Watching the physical therapy team go at her yesterday was tough too. It is a good sign that she is ready to get some PT but those ladies don't mess around. They we pulling and pushing and prodding and stretching Joanne every which way. I know she has a lot more of this sort of treatment in her future so I better get used to it, but yesterday it was still a shocker.
Of course Joanne isn't really awake to experience much of it. Sort of hard to explain--she's sort of there but not really. Not opening her eyes much but moving around a little, especially on her right side. Looking for a little more improvement over the next couple of days. Can't wait for her to open her eyes wide and track with me a little.
More updates to come.