This is Theresa, Jo's daughter. She asked me over the weekend if I would update her blog to let her readers know how she's doing, following her knee surgery. I agreed, so I'd better get on the ball and take care of my responsibilities.
Her surgery took place Monday afternoon. After work, I made the drive down to the hospital. On my way I got a call from Melody, telling me that Mommy wasn't in a room yet. Her blood pressure had dropped to a scary low rate. She wasn't to be in a room until they had that under control. I continued my trip down the highway with my heart in my throat. Thankfully, not much time had passed before Melody called me back. Mommy had been assigned a room and could accept visitors. Shew.
When I found her room, the nurses were checking her in, so I waited politely in the hallway. It sounded like she was being admitted to jail. They needed to take inventory of all her belongings, among other things.
After the nurses were done, I made my entrance. The room lit up with joy. Okay. Not really. Mommy looked good, for what she had been through. Her leg was hooked up to a machine that kept it moving slowly so that it didn't get stiff and to prevent clots. Her legs were still numb from the surgery. Chris, Melody and the troops showed up next. We had a nice little visit and Mommy started to feel tingling in her toes by the time we were headed back home - and her blood pressure was back up to a not-so-scary level.
The nurses asked her what her goals were for the hospital stay. Mommy said she wanted to be walking before she left the hospital. It seems that she will be scheduled to leave sometime tomorrow afternoon. According to an email that I received from J.D., she's been up and walking around a bit the past couple of days.
The kids and I are going to visit when I get off work today. I hope to add another update after our visit either tonight or tomorrow morning. Thanks for reading!!