Saturday, 9 June 2012

Movement

Today was another big day for Apis. In the afternoon we were moved out of the ICU to the surgical oncology unit in a high observation room. While the unit is not as nice as the really new ICU at Foothills, it really did feel like a promotion. Being there meant that she had progressed enough to breathe on her own (with a bit of oxygen but still). It also meant that while she needed lots of attention she did not need the dedicated one on one 24hr care that she was getting in the ICU. Happy enough with the day I had a late dinner and came back to find that the nurses had helped her sit up on the side of the bed. Wow! Then she insisted on standing and trying a couple of tentative steps in place. Crazy how much progress she is making every day. I know I've promised a longer account of things and for the PMP community it is important to share these stories, know that it is coming. I am keeping an hour by hour account of her time there, but Im getting in really late and only have the iPad to type with. So its coming but not tonight. Thanks for all your wonderful prayers and wishes, I read them to Apis every day and she is always warmed by your kindness. Chris

10 comments:

  1. Standing already! What a determined lady; she is amazing. And thank you for continuing to update us every day.

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  2. Mark and Jinnee10 June 2012 at 01:50

    I feel bad for lurking, but we have been following how things have been going. We look forward to see you guys, but we really want Apis just to recover first. I was SO happy to hear the surgery went well. So please guys, take your time, take care and we'll come by when you've regained some more strength Apis. Keep up that remarkable recovery rate!

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  3. I'm so glad for these great news. Apis, I'm thinking of you every day. Chris, thank you for the time you're taking in updating. Go everybody!

    Eva/Cel

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  4. What excellent recovery progress Apis is making!
    And thank you for keeping us updated!

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  5. Thank you Chris for your generosity in sharing the progress Apis is making, even though this should be a busy and restless time. We all keep sending our prayers, thoughts and good energy to her, and of course, you and Aiden. Please tell her that her childhood friends in Bogotá are sending their best wishes for her recovery. Please say hi to Ula and the rest of the Teichers as well. JJRomero and family.

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  6. That's amazing progress! It's good to hear that she's just as determined as she's ever been. I knew she would be. Continued prayers and good thoughts for you guys. Thank you for the updates, Chris. Lots of love to my dear Apis, and all the family as well.

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  7. Great news!!! Tell Apis that we are thinking about her.... playing her music and sending our love.

    Melida

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  8. Glad to hear that the surgery was a success. Our thoughts and prayers have been with you this week. Continue to heal and get stronger. Love to Apis, Chris and Aiden from Aunt Marian and Uncle Bill.

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  9. Oh, that is wonderful to hear! *many careful hugs* You are in my prayers for a full and swift recovery, Apis! Thank you Chris for the updates. Hugs for you, too. :)

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  10. Keeping my fingers crossed!

    Love to Apis,

    Lin

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