Monday June 1, 09
Val was discharged from the hospital today and got home around 2:30. She rested all day downstairs and then went two steps at a time up to her bed and, she remains on 1.5-2 % oxygen. She will take an oral antibiotic pill beginning tomorrow. The chest wound hole looks bigger and deeper to Dad tonight. It is healing from the inside out. We are treating it with normal saline rinse and triple antibiotic cream. We will cover it with tegaderm during her shower. If any nurses or anyone has any ideas on how best to promote this healing please comment to us thanks. Her sources of infection we feel were coming from 4 areas: the open sores on her tongue, her sore throat she had, the chest tube hole/wound and the UTI.
Val's red blood cell count remains low at 8.2 normal low range is 10. Val's white blood cell count is up to 13 (13,000) with normal range 4000-10,000. As much as we are glad she is home, we pray she gains strength daily through rest and eating.
Love and prqyers to Val always ......Salynn