We're getting somewhere, slowly for sure but it's progress. Ivy got her gn tube out today so the gagging feeling that makes her think she's going to throw up is gone. She's on a new pain medication that works really well, she's been moving around the bed a little bit on her own. Unfortunately Monday I decided she needed to be moved for her own good into a more comfortable position, I did it without her permission and it hurt and now she's suspicious and angry over any attempts to get her to move. She yelled at me today "for crying out loud, it's my body!. Yep, it is. It's good to see her personality back, even if it's mad at me. One of the hardest things was seeing her lying there, and barely wanting to speak with a hoarse, squeaky voice.
She still can't eat anything yet, her intestines aren't moving enough but she's missing food. I don't think she's having actual physical hunger pains, but she wants to eat. We've started a list of foods she wants when the doctor gives the okay--brownies, drumsticks (the ice cream cone kind), jellybeans, sausage, hot dog, eggs and granola bars. Unfortunately, her first meal will probably be oh-so-tasty broth. But after that--look out.
Brian's got night duty tonight. He's so much better with thinking up fun things to do with her. He's the one who came up with the list of foods, they made a cat puppet together out of tissue paper and a pipe cleaner (chenille stem? Guess they aren't called pipe cleaners any more?). I'm better at reading books and giving foot rubs. I guess together we're a pretty good team.