The Pill Cam has safely exited the building (my body)! Mom cleaned it out of….well…and promptly sanitized it several times. After completing this gruesome task, I think Mom should receive the “most courageous and strong-stomach" award. So, the Pill Cam is now in the possession of my hands rather than my GI tract. This is really an answer to prayer, because I had the camera inside my abdomen for 21 days and we were beginning to fear that I would have to have it surgically removed. Below this post, I have included a picture of my prized camera.
This afternoon, I had an appointment with Dr. Davenport- the surgeon who took it upon herself to care for me even though she had no prior knowledge of HPS. I was so happy to be sitting up, feeling pretty good, and able to talk to her without falling asleep on her, which I did several times in the hospital. I appreciate her so much! She is taking care of my Picc line, which enables me to get nutrition everyday. So, I guess you could say, she is keeping me alive!
After my doctor’s appointment, I was not done having fun. I was all dressed up with nowhere to go and about 30 minutes of energy left. Mom took me to JoAnn Fabrics, where I chose some fabric for two new dresses. The dresses will tie at the shoulders, making it easier to accommodate the Picc line in my arm.
Thank you to Maylin and Juliana for visiting this afternoon. They brought me a plant and a tea cup. It was so much fun to see them again. After all of these events, I took a looooong nap! It might not seem like this was an extraordinary day, but it was for me.
Katy with the Pill Cam:
Dr. Davenport and Katy: