Tuesday, March 10, 2009

We're Getting There

ICU is still Jayme's home, but hopefully he will change scenery and move to a regular room tomorrow. Things are progressing, just not as quickly as we would like. His blood counts are still low, and he had two transfusions today (platelets and red blood cells). On the other hand, his blood pressure is stable, heart rate is normal and the oxygen is no longer needed. We are most grateful for any baby steps!

His confusion is still present, though less frequent. I don't know whether to laugh or cry when I hear some of the things come out of his mouth. OK, so I mostly laugh. I have kept a journal over the past several days of all the happenings in ICU. I hope one day to share it with Jayme so we can laugh together!

According to the docs, we are still on schedule for our pre-operative appointments at the Mayo Clinic, as long as he continues to progress. I am confident we will stay on track and follow the timetable to head up to Minnesota on March 23rd.


  1. Thanks again for the update, Kay. It's good to know he's moving forward. Baby steps WILL get us there!

  2. Baby steps are good! Thanks for keeping us posted! Thinking about you guys.

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  4. Kay,

    (Sorry about the previous post)
    We are all right here behind all the way through this. Keep the postive thoughts flowing.

    Jayme my dear friend, for the lack of sounding original i found this poem on the internet and thought of you.

    Dear friend I can’t explain to you
    How much you mean to me
    If it weren’t for you I can’t imagine
    Where I’d even be

    You’ve made me laugh and smile
    More than I can bear
    You’ve helped me through the hardest times
    When I was in despair

    You kept me up when I was down
    And I was feeling blue
    You helped me turn my life around
    And now im here for you

    Thank you friend for everything
    I’m glad you really cared
    Thanks for never leaving me
    Thanks for being there