In true Rissa Roo fashion, she is actually feeling pretty OK, despite being really sick. She has her moments where she is just feeling downright junky but, for the most part, she is acting like her normal self. We think she pulled muscle in the back of her right thigh from coughing so hard. Every now and then, after a hard cough, she'll grab her right thigh and wince in pain and cry. Poor girl.
We have changed our sleeping arrangements temporarily due to her being sick. She needs suctioning quite often and she also wakes up coughing a lot. It did not make sense to run across the hall every time she needed something, so we moved her to our bed. One of us sleeps beside her for the first half of the night while the other sleeps in the guest room. That way Jeremy and I each get at least 4-5 hours of good uninterrupted sleep each night. It actually works really well.
We are taking Marissa for a kidney ultrasound today to see if everything is functioning properly. We won't know the results until we consult with her urologist on Thursday. I will let you all know the results as soon as I get them, but please start praying now that the surgery did its job and "all things kidney" are up and running. Thanks!
Oh, and I was able to get together with my trach mom friends yesterday. We had a blast eating and talking at Fatburger and then, after trying to hunt down a dollar showing of Twilight with no success, we settled on scrapbooking, which was our original plan anyway. I didn't do much scrapbooking. Actually I didn't do any at all. I am a newbie and sitting down with all the pictures, stickers, pages, background pages and so on, made me feel pretty overwhelmed. Knowing we didn't have a ton of time to do this, I opted to sit and watch my friends work their scrapbooking magic and we chatted and had a ball. Thank God for great friends!!
Thanks for all your prayers and well wishes. Keep 'em coming!