We did not take Katy for her CT scan this morning. At five in the morning, she was not able to bend or to drink anything. She begged us not to press her to do it today. I called the hospital to postpone the test and hopefully by next week she will be able to get around, sit and lie down, and drink the two tall glasses of contrast that have to be consumed in order to run the test. We brought the big soaking tub into the house and started the hot soaks again. By this afternoon, Katy was able to move around and get dressed. Her pain medication is doing a better job keeping up today.
This whole issue of bruising and bleeding led us on another path the last couple of days and it has caused us to re-evaluate everything. Sandy has been writing to me via email and gave me a link to a website that covers foods and medicines to avoid when one has a platelet dysfunction. Knowledge of these things can help us avoid problems. For example, pineapple is listed as one of the foods to avoid when a person is prone to bruising and bleeding. That happens to be one of Katy’s favorite ice cream toppings. She hasn’t had it in a long time, but now she knows to choose something else.
We drove Katy to the bank and to the library this afternoon. Paul and I thought it would be good for her to get out and see the sunshine on the mountains that are changing colors daily. After those two stops she said she felt well enough to shop for a reusable drink bottle for her bedside stand. It was so good to have both girls out this evening, doing something as normal as shopping. It has been a hard week for Katy physically and emotionally but this evening those frustrations melted away for awhile and now we are going to settle down to a mystery movie and hide under our fluffy blankets. The temperatures here in Virginia are dipping down into the electric blanket zone. The number three setting is just right for a night like this and I’m headed to set my dial on three right now.Comments: