Sunday, November 7, 2010

Shhh, she's sleeping

Lara has been doing well.  Mostly just resting.  As much as one can rest with all of the beeps, the doctors, nurses, and specialists coming in to check their specialty of choice.  Not to mention the fever that goes up and down making her hot and then shivering.

The nurses have been giving her a nerological test every two hours.  These tests tell a number of things that are going on.  They give us a pattern to see what she CAN do, so if she starts to not respond as usual they can check for the vasospasms that we don't want.

They ask her if she has any pain, sometimes there is a slight nod yes or no.  They ask her to wiggle her fingers, then toes.  The right side always does well (remember her aneurysm is on the right side of her brain, so it will effect the left side).  They usually focus alot on the left side.  That side even if she doesn't move it, we know she can feel.  Poor thing if she doesn't give just the slightest movement to a toe, they pinch the far out of her.  Not just on the toes either, they take it right to that tender inside part of her thigh.  OUCH!  She flinches and grimaces.  Two cheers for flinching and grimacing!

During the night they felt confident enough to let her actually rest and only give her a neurological test every four hours instead of the usualy two.  I'm no doctor, but I'll take that as a good sign.  That they feel confident enough in a longer lapse of time.  Don't get me wrong, I'm sure the great mini bar of drugs she is on helps too.  But quiet and uneventfull for now, is good.  So, here's to no new posts today!


  1. You just posted a wonderful event...being there is NO event and she is resting peacefully. We are praying for Lara and the rest of you. This is draining on the whole family but it is the family and God that make Lara as strong as she is. Our prayers are with you.

  2. Is there an address we can send cards or care packages to? Is there anything she needs that I can send her?