Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Quick Update

The doctor's appointment was pretty standard... we went over all the details from her surgery and all medicines she is taking. She was examined and overall is doing really well. Everyone kept saying they could not believe it had only been a week since her surgery.

We got the referrals we needed: PT/OT, cardiologist, surgical and neurological. She also got a cream to help with the big rashes from the tape and bandages.

When I asked the doctor about her arm and leg tingling and hurting in the night, she said that is called paresthesia and it is common with people who have had strokes. The brain tries to send impulses to the nerves and and they don't respond so it feels like pins and needles. She said SOMETIMES it happens when feeling is starting to come back... but NOT to get our hopes up.

When we got home my friend Dianne dropped off a delicious meal... She even brought some chocolate brownies that were still warm. I was tempted to eat just those for dinner, but decided to be a good example and had the "real" food first. When I unpacked our bag of goodies, I found this cute pumpkin decorating kit in the bottom.

It didn't take long for the girls to get to work! They had so much fun decorating the pumpkins and this type of thing is so far off my radar right now, it was nice to have a fun craft for them to do together.

We used q-tips instead of the paint brush and it worked great. It made it easier to keep the paint colors separated too.

The finished product:

The girls had a great time and are really proud of their creations. Thanks Dianne for a fun evening!

Tomorrow we have an appointment with Dr. Brownlee at 8:15. Please keep us in your prayers as we go to get the follow-up on her heart. We've kind of put that on the back-burner since all this stroke stuff, but it is the reason she had surgery in the first place...

That's all for now-- tonight's play-dough menu was limey green and banana blue :)

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