Rough night for Garrett. Hard to manage the pain, but it’s very gradually getting better. Staff got him up to weigh him, and that takes a lot out of you when you feel like you’ve been hit by a truck. And then it backed up and hit you again. Twice.
He’s put out 7 liters of urine on his new kidney so far. It’s epic. They’ve had to keep the saline going to keep him hydrated.
Garrett’s had just ice water and a little apple juice. Goals today are clear liquids in, get him off the pain med pump and just on oral pain medication but that will take a big dip down to next level of pain. He says even talking hurts, and you can tell clearly he is in pain with some bouts of relief.
Jerran is taking his first walks this morning. And his first 20 feet were down the hall to see Garrett. We assured Garrett that Jerran’s not too far ahead of him in the walking department–there’s time to catch up!
Jerran walked twice more around the floor. Twelve times and he gets a T-shirt! Doing great. Still in pain, especially as he moves more, but in great spirits.
Jerran’s goal today is also to get off the pain meds pump this afternoon, with some oral pain meds to keep working on that pain consistently.
Liz is Mama Bear, as you can imagine, so we think one of our goals should be to get Liz out of Garrett’s room for an hour or so.