Friday, March 30, 2012

T +1 Evening Update

Both patients are still stable although feeling a little the worse for wear.

Ashlea has had some pain today although it is under control at the moment. She has told me in a sad little voice a number of times today "I want to go home".

Poor chicken.

Murray is doing well. Still quite off his face with pain relief but has had a couple of visitors bearing good coffee so that has helped. Ashlea seems to have finally fallen asleep so I am going to try and duck over and visit him now.

Please keep praying - we still have a big recovery ahead of us.

At the moment the main issues are pain control for both Ashlea and Murray. Ashlea is having a few issues with fluid balance and with her lines. Both her IV's have blocked and been removed and the central line seems to be blocked too. The nurse is trying to revive it as I type as it needs to last a couple more days.

Also Ashlea has a little bit of 'cloudiness' in her left lung - from having a big surgery and being immobile. Please pray that that will clear up and not turn into anything nasty.

She will have bloods again in the morning and they will start to not only look at kidney function but also the levels of her immune suppressants. It is a great juggling act and things are being tweaked by the hour - although the doctors assure me this is all a normal part of the process.

I took a photo of Ashlea's scar today - it is massive. No wonder she is in pain. It's not for the faint of heart though so look away now if you're eating your dinner!


Missy said...

Ouch...oh brave Ashlea. HOpe they can keep both hers and Murrays pain under control.

Will continue to pray as I know this is only the beginning of your journey.

Hugs to you all.

Corinne said...

Ouch ! Her face tells the story. Hope Murray ' s face isn't as sad . Lots of prayers continue for you all.

Sarah said...

Poor baby :(

Hoping the cloudiness doesn't turn into anything more.

Hoping things get more stable with pain relief, IV, central lines etc.

Love to you all x

Anonymous said...

Ouch! Ouch! Ouch!
Ashlea, you can do all things through him (God) who gives you strength. You can get through this.
Love Fay.

Deb L said...

Still praying!

Anonymous said...

Oh deary me - you little trooper :) so unfair you have to endure this xoxox all of you xo
Take care
Ange & Jessi xo

Anonymous said...

Lots of love and prayers Alison, I am so glad all has gone well. Will be praying for pain relief and fast recovery for both Ashlea and Murray. Give Ashlea a big hug from me. Love Carly x