...RIP, our sweet Gini...
Saturday, August 13, 2005 at 12:24 PM EDT
Sam continues to do well, though the vomiting is still an issue.
She has a demo wheelchair to practice on,
and she really likes it, and does quite well with it.
She also ate some of Dad's BBQ pork rind chips the other night --
yes, they're gross, but she actually asked for them, chewed and swallowed them, w/no coughing or vomiting. Go figure.
The care conference was fine; we discussed plans for kidney care (check-ups once a week, here), home care (nurses will come by the house to help w/the feeding tube and other stuff), and rehab (either at home or at the Eastgate satellite office). She's keeping her one access line on her arm (the one they were going to take out yesterday), so when she has weekly labs drawn for the kidneys, they don't have to poke her a million times to find a vein. The dialysis catheter will stay in, too, just in case.
It's very overwhelming and a bit frightening to think of her away from the safe hospital setting, but at the same time, we want her back home so much. Of course, w/things being subject to change, we might still be here after Monday... I've already heard the phrase "if she actually goes home Monday" tossed around a couple times by different docs, so there could very possibly be a delay. I'll try and post again Monday as soon as I know anything for sure.
So now it's "Homeward Bound ... maybe?"?
Life wouldn't be nearly so much *phunn* without a lil uncertainy!
Give 'em till 3:00 pm or so to "let" you go home ...
Then *GRAB* Sammy an make a run for it!!
/s/ Cinder, Smokey & Heidi
R.I.P. ~ Boots, Bowser, Sherman, & Snoopy
Sammy is going HOME today!!!!!!! H-O-M-E!!!!!!! YIPPEE!!!!!! Gosh I have tears in my eyes...
August 15, 2005 at 10:47 AM EDT
WE ARE GOING HOME TODAY!!!!!!!!!!! It will likely be this afternoon sometime, as we tie up loose ends. Sam is happy and more active than ever, and says a big "thank you" to all of you for your love & support. I will update this page as much as possible from home. Please continue to pray for Sam through this next transition, and let's hope that home sweet home is just what she needs!
I'm all awash in tears!!
WHAT WONDERFUL NEWS INDEED!
Prayers will continue for sweet Samantha and family!!!
No matter what anyone does, someone some where will be offended some how!!!!
Grandma (RB), Chester, Angel, Chip
Leonardo (RB), Luke (RB), Winnie, Chuck,
WHERE YOU ARE IS WHERE YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO BE!!!
Those are the best news I heard in a long time!!!
Prayers and healing thoughts are still going your way, lovely Sammy.
"All men are created equal but none of them is equal to a dog." From the "Howard Huge" cartoon..
You will be in my thoughts dearest Sammy and family. Gosh, such a long road and lots of it behind you!
Bless your little soul.
Yeah!! Praise God! What wonderful news for your family!
AWESOME NEWS!!! Sammy is such a strong girl!
This is such wonderful news!!
I hope she's able to go home!
The idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that is wrong with the world. - Dr. Paul Farmer
Such great news!!!!!
"No dog is born either vicious or friendly, but rather a blank slate that is moulded, for better or worse, by the owner."
I will continue to keep Samantha in my prayers. I'm so glad she finally gets to go home!
Forever in my heart...Casey,Ginger,Corey,Mandy,Sassy,Lacey
I seen earlier tonight on the hospital site that you all were getting to go home. Can't tell you how happy I am to hear that!
I hope all goes wonderful and little Sam recovers well.
Still in my prayers
Huney, Bon & Simba-missed so very much
Remembering all the Rainbow Bridge Pets
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