Friday, September 4, 2009

Boy, can she work!!

After having another poor x-ray this morning, Sumana seemed to be determined to do everything she could to help get herself out of the hospital. Her left lung was worse today, lots of fluid, showing significant areas of collapse.

Her PT, Miss Kristen, visited today and was able to give her some exercises to do in bed (PT has not shown up YET at the hospital--UGH!!) She also is on a strict respiratory program . . . cough assist machine, cupping, some kind of sucking contraption and a couple other things I can't remember right now. She started the day by sitting for 8 minutes every hour, then up to 11. Once Daddy got here with the wheelchair and she got in it, she was up for an HOUR!!! We took her to the playdeck with Miss Melody. When we came back to the room, the occupational therapist was there, so she stayed 'up' to do some work with her. (She is showing lots of decreased motion and pain in her right arm).

She also started eating food yesterday and tonight downed a ton of spaghetti and meatballs, broccoli and carrots, a roll and a container of pudding. (That sounds like a girl on the road to recovery, huh??) To top it off, she is walking with help to the bathroom and even tried a few steps with her walker!

Dr. Sanders told us this morning she 'might' be able to go home tomorrow. I think she's made enough progress today that if her x-ray looks better tomorrow it may actually happen. I think Sunday is more realistic, but if we can go sooner we'd all be happy about it!


  1. Wow! From vent to going home in just a few days? Kids are amazing aren't they? Even in our hustle and bustle this weekend, Sumana is never far from my prayers:) You are doing a great job Sumana!!!!

  2. That's AMAZING progress!!! I sure hope that lung starts to behave itself soon!