As of right now, Jodi has occupied eight different rooms on three different floors of the hospital. She's now in Room 2, back on the 5th Floor, where she has also been a resident in Rooms 1 & 5.
She's been treated and attended by dozens of doctors, nurses, and aids...nearly all of whom have been superb!
While she is doing better today than yesterday and considerably better than Sunday, Jodi continues to suffer significant headache pain. These are not, spinal headaches, however. They are "throbbing" headaches, as she describes them.
We think they are primarily as a result of laying basically flat for the last 5 days. Jodi can tell the difference and is grateful these are not spinal headaches. Still they are painful and they make it difficult for her to move or get up. She's had her bed inclined for a portion of the day, but she could only take it in small doses.
She can't breathe out of her nose, because it is still plugged from the drainage (blood, etc.) from the surgery, so her mouth and lips feel dry all the time. She needs to keep sipping on water to moisten the inside of her mouth.
She has slept a lot today, which has been very much needed. She also got out of bed (to go to the bathroom --- actually she used a potty chair placed next to her bed), which was the first time she's been able to do that in almost a week. She ate a little pasta for dinner...a small portion, but at least she received something more substantial than the IV fluid. Oh, she also drank a whole can of Ensure.
We just read all of the comments left on the blog for the last two days to Jodi. She really appreciated every one. This is her favorite activity. Thank you so much!
Right now the doctors are targeting Friday for Jodi to be released. Hopefully, she'll make a little progress each day so that becomes possible.