I'm so sorry it has gotten so late before I got a post up today. She's having another pretty good day. She's talking more, more of her personality coming out, and seeming to be even more clear headed. She wears out very quickly, but seems to sleeping pretty well when she does get to sleep.
We've had a fair amount of visitors today, so that's been very nice. Mom was very happy to hear how the Pumpkin Festival went, but sad to hear about the football loss last week.
We do have a little news on the ICU front. They're working on getting her blood sugar under control. She's not diabetic, but when your body undergoes trauma (and the body reacts to surgery just like trauma), the adrenalin the body produces turns to sugar. Between that and the tube feedings, her blood sugar has been high. She's presently on an insulin drip. They'll keep her in ICU until that blood sugar level is a little more controlled. The plan is to give her a slow-release insulin shot tomorrow, and if the blood sugar is ok, they'll try to move her to her own room (Yippee!!) either tomorrow or Tuesday. One of the docs told us she'll "probably definitely" be able to have a Dr. Pepper tomorrow. She's eating as much ice as they'll let her have right now, but I can't find a way to sneak her a drink of Dr. Pepper!
So, the prayer for tonight is to get her blood sugar under control so she can move to her own room.
That's the news for now. Plan is still for surgery tomorrow to clean out the wounds again. If there is no infection, we expect them to attempt to repair the right tibia either Wednesday or Thursday. For those of you trying to keep track, she's had 6 surgeries so far...
More as I have new information!!