The improvement Nancy has shown in the past 24 hours is astonishing.
She was talking and joking with us and scarffing down high protein power chocolate and vanilla shakes – 4 of the 8 oz. size by 2 PM. That’s more than a day’s supply of a couple of dozen nutrients and, I think, more than she has gotten except when she was on the brown-drip-food or the intravenous stuff.
Except for a slight tilt to her upper body she is prone. Critical parts of the apparatus have to be at the same elevation as her heart for everything to work and record properly. All the high-tech equipment comes with a meter (or yard) stick and a carpenter’s level. I thought someone was going to hang a picture frame when I saw those two items!
I don’t know what is next but “The Team” hit the ball out of the park with the Thursday afternoon insertion of the intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP). The doctor that performed the insertion visited Nancy this morning but before I arrived.