Well folks, I think the harsh realities of a huge surgery set in today. Shelley has not had nearly as good a day as yesterday. Yesterday was probably almost too good to be true, but not too unusual for the first post op day. Shelley did get moved out of ICU today, sat in the recliner for an hour, and took a few steps from bed to wheelchair for the move. These are all positive forward steps, but she has been overwhelmingly exhausted, and not nearly as perky. Even mumbling or framing a word or two is a real chore for her. She's had some low blood sugar issues today, too...indicating her body has had a pretty major stress. Her main surgeon saw her this morning, and indicated there would be rough days ahead, but by time he gets back from his weekend away, she will likely to be making a turnaround. That's a good goal to look forward to, but like Jim says...you can keep telling yourself this is all normal, but it's pretty hard to believe it! He will be staying the night in her room again, and hopefully he can give a more progressive progress report tomorrow sometime!
Some were wishing the address of the hospital: It is Methodist Hospital, 8303 Dodge St., Omaha NE 68114. Jim and Shelley's home address: 300 Northview Dr., Kearney NE 68847
Believe it or not, your guest writer is a guest of her sister tonight! It's nice to be together when we feel far away from the ones we love. So....tonight this is being written by the Minnesota sister in law with the Wisconsin sister in law looking over her shoulder. We both agree that our one and only sister in law is a very special lady. And her husband is a very special man!