Ryne is good, except for the occasional teary moments that will occur. Reassurance seems to work and then we are back to baseline. He did well in PT this week, but not as well as he is capable of. Ryne is healthy and looks so good. I am looking daily for the breakthrough I so badly would love to see. Taylor has been so great and caring in helping out at this difficult time. She and Robin helping Michael, Cathy, and Holli care for Ryne has allowed me to be part of the team caring for Tami. I have fewer hours available than the hours that are needed, and a strength requirement I am depending on God to fill.
Tami is at least lucid again. We were able to talk to her yesterday for the first time in two days. Her alkalosis is improving slowly, but the dilemma of her duodenal obstructing tumor still looms as the primary issue. I slept on the couch in her room the night before last so that in her confusion she would not pull out needed lines. Now she can at least converse, albeit slowly, and make her own decisions in care. We are still using all cares safe to use, and her CT shows only the two liver hits and the primary tumor. Hopefully decompression of her bile-filled stomach enlargement will help with nausea, acid production, respiratory effect, and pain. We are hoping that could be done when her alkalosis is further improved. When Tami did wake up she was still sassy, ha. I told her Michael’s dream. You see, in his dream, “she was in the hospital but ready to go home. She looked tired, but improved. Michael was combing her hair as I was cutting it. Seems it grew long on her extended stay.” When I told her that since she has been sick I now cut Rynes hair, and once I cut hers I could cut Niki’s. That prompted Niki to say, “You’re not touching “my” hair, and “that” got Tami to smile. (Little victories)
Thank you everyone one for your continued prayers. Thank you Salmeri’s. It was incredible. Cale, Ariana, and I came back from the hospital and knocked it out in one fell swoop. It was very kind.