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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Amazing Will to Live - Update 11/7/2010

Amy has started eating, and keeping what she eats down. (She had been having a lot of nausea) Last Monday, she slept through the entire night for the first time since her surgery. She is now joking with the caregivers and recognizing the staff at the facility. She still has a fair amount of agitation but the caregivers and staff are trying to deal with it using exercise instead of medication. The medication makes her sleep during the day and then she is up all night. She is no longer on the oxygen. She actually gave herself a black eye fighting with the tubing! But her oxygen saturation is O.K. now. WOW!

The only real casualty was a cell phone that took a swim in the toilet. Those cell phones just don't swim well at all!

I'm looking forward to taking her to her appointment with the surgeon at the end of the month. I'm sure the surgeon will be amazed, too!

This is what Amy wanted, a chance to live pain free. She wasn't afraid to fight to beat the odds, even with severe dementia. She has taught me so much!

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