It so hard to believe it really was three days ago that we started this adventure. Becky has a lovely private room and Matt and I have been staying with her through these long days and nights. Every day she has gotten stronger and become more active. She still struggles with getting out of bed and shuffles when she walks but she is a trooper and keeps plugging along.
All of her sutures lines are clean and dry- the 6 JP drains are still draining pink fluid and will be going home with us. There are 2 lines implanted in her new chest which monitors the blood flow to both breast- so every 4 hours a Doppler is used to listen for the blood flow and it has continued to show excellent perfusion. She is receiving antibiotics to prevent any infection from affecting her healing process. Her pain is being controlled with percocet(pain) and valium(muscle spasm). She has a few episodes of confusion but usually bounces back to reality.
The support and compasion we have been receiving is greatly appreciated and makes this season more than bearable. We won't have the staging or treatment plan confirmed until we have the pathology report which will take 10 days. Becky's immediate focus is just getting better and getting home. We look forward to getting back to Waterford on Wednesday.
Thank you for all your prayers and words of encouragement, Deb.