"Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him..."
Today we were reminded what a long road this is, as Tammy spent much of the day resting. She needed blood and fluids during the night, which interrupted her sleep. She really didn't get a good night's sleep. There are so many elements that contribute to her recovery, and sleep is one of them. Without it, progress is slowed a little.
The key thing is that she's still progressing. Even with her fatigue today, she still walked up and down the hall numerous times. We just got back to the room after two complete laps (600 feet). It was a little slower pace, but it's pretty remarkable that she's able to do this much so soon after the transplant.
The doctor came in this morning and was very pleased with her numbers. When Tammy told him that she was surprised she was doing so well, he told her keep doing what she's been doing.
When she went through this before, the doctors called her their "perfect patient," because she did what she was told to do and responded exactly the way they planned.
Nothing has changed as far as the routine with visitors. She's open to anyone (over the age of 14) visiting her, as long as you have not been sick or been around anybody who's sick. She asks that you call her (913-908-4795) first to make sure she's up to it at that point.
(Don't forget to enter our "Where's Mike From?" contest. If you have a guess for her donor's hometown, post it here or send me an email at DavidDSmale@gmail.com. The Grand Prize is a hug from Tammy.)
Blessings to you for a wonderful weekend.