Sunday, June 2, 2013

Feelin good

So, Funny story. . .I was really really tired at the hospital and while Alec went in to use the restroom, I decided i would jump in his hospital bed and take a nap.  A knock came at the door, followed by a surprised woman looking at me and then back at her chart.  I realized she was confused and before she could say anything I said, "I'm not Alec. He's in there! as I pointed to the restroom door." She was quite relieved and so was I.  I mean, what if I had been asleep and she assumed Alec was a girls name? and proceeded to give me a shot? or something? yikes! Thank goodness I was awake.

Well, not long after this little experience came this next one.  Alec and I had taken a nap together in his hospital bed. We were so tired, and it just felt nice to actually be lying next to my husband.  We passed out quickly.  One of the Liver Doctors came in to speak with Alec.  I heard them talking for a few minutes and decided I should participate.  Apparently the Doctor didn't know that I was in the hospital bed with Alec because when I interjected into the conversation he was shocked and sort of took a hop back.   He started laughing a little because it had surprised him.  He was standing so close to Alec and didn't notice me.  I guess I was under pillows and blankets or something.  It was just a funny moment:)

This past week we have taken a turn for the better.  Alec is regaining some strength and gaining a teeeeeeeny bit of the 25 lbs he had lost from last week.  He is looking less green and sick. It also helps when you shave.  This past week I surprised Alec by having his Barber come and give him a haircut and real shave. Ray is the man, and it made his day.  So thanks Ray from Rays Barborshop!

                                                                     Before Photo

                                                                      After Photo

 We are happy to say, that he does indeed feel a lot better. And I will quote Alec right now as he says, "I'm feeling good. . .well, as good as I can be." Last week was pretty dang scary.  This week, he is looking better, he is eating (well via feeding tube), and he is feeling better.  No word on a liver yet, but, we are still positive that it is coming.  Alec and his doctors are taking this time to really get Alec ready for a transplant.  They are trying to get him in tip top shape so that he will do well in surgery when the time comes.  

The other day, Alec and I took a little stroll outside the hospital where we met up with My Aunt and Uncle.  There is a nice little river that runs alongside the walking path here.  We threw a blanket down and a couple of pillows and Alec napped for about an hour while my Aunt and Uncle and I fed the little ducks some of Alec's nasty hospital sandwich (they seemed to enjoy it:)) It was really one of the most enjoyable days we have had here. So thanks guys! 

Here is the update and it is a positive one. Alec is doing great. We aren't worried to be waiting for an organ the way that he is feeling NOW.  He is doing much much much better. All I can say is that your prayers and fasts are working.  His meld score is 33. He is the top of the list and the entire transplant team are working hard on our behalf.  I have never met more kind and optimistic people than the transplant team.  They are amazing, and we seriously love them.  We talk sports, show pictures of the fam, talk about 'THE BEACH' joke around and of course have serious conversations as well.  Dr Frech is the man and has really helped Alec out emotionally. We have already made plans with some of docs and nurses out here to hang out after this all.  Good people. 

We will let you know what else is going on but for now this is all we know.  We are happy, we are being fed (thank you everybody for feeding Me and Miles' tummies) and we are feeling optimistic. Quite the change from last week thats for sure.  So, relax a little and know that we for the moment are doing very well all things considered.  


1 comment:

  1. Love y'all so much! Many prayers and fasting are being sent your way! Thanks for taking the time for pictures and posts!