Thursday, October 29, 2009
The mornings start out rough, then as the day goes by, Tanner gets a little better. All in all, he's still really weak though.
When we got to 7C today, Tanner was really light headed and kind of breathless. The nurses said that his heart rate was too fast and that he was dehydrated. They gave him IV fluids, and he was connected to two infusers - potassium and also the 24 hour anti-nausea medicine.
John and his daughter Cindy were going into the room next door to us this morning and she asked the nurses if we could just go ahead and share a room. They said yes, and that ended up being a good thing as were were there over four hours again today. When we all finally left, we walked over to the Bread Company with them and had sandwiches for a late lunch.
By the time all of that was over, Tanner was exhausted again (as you can see from the photo in the car on the way back to the apartment).
It's 8 p.m. and he's already gotten in bed with a movie playing on his little TV. It's pouring down rain here and I can only hope it lets up some before we head out in the morning. The rain always makes it interesting for Tanner to get around on his crutches or in his wheelchair.
We are going to have to get up pretty early to make it to the doctor's office by 8:00 a.m. Tanner doesn't move too fast when he first rises in the morning.
They are supposed to be having a Halloween party at the MIRT tomorrow so it should be interesting. Tanner and I talked about getting one of the pumpkin stencils and painting a face on the back of his bald head but we've decided he just doesn't have the energy right now. It should be interesting though, to see all the costumes they will have on tomorrow.
Wonder if Dr. B wil be in costume? Maybe a mororcycle dude??