March 1, 2009

A Better Day

Greetings from Tampa General!  After a long restless night, I am feeling WAY better today.  My hemoglobin levels following my 2 blood transfusions yesterday was at 9 this morning.  My doctors are comfortable with that level, and we're hoping that it will continue to rise on it's own.  My chest pain and shortness of breath have all subsided too.  We're thinking that all these pains I am having are a result of my body readjusting from being in bed for so long.  

My pulse rate is still really low, but stable.  Tomorrow I am going to have an Echo cardiogram done to make sure my heart is functioning properly.  I am nervous about that because I don't want the doctors to find anything else wrong with me.  If my test results are normal, I am hoping that I will be discharged in the afternoon.

Josh went home this evening to get some good solid rest before he returns back to work tomorrow.  I miss him already since he's been with me this whole time.  I am so lucky to have such a strong and supportive husband to help us get through this.  I'm not alone tonight though, my mom is here with me keeping me company.  We played cards earlier and are now getting ready for bed.

Good Night,

28 comments:

  1. I love you baby! Muah muah muah!!

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  2. Lauren,
    I'm praying the echo brings good news. Get some rest girl.
    Hugs,
    Jenna

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  3. Lauren,

    I am praying for more good news. Gets lots of rest knowing that the blogging world and your friends and family are all behind you and Joshua through these hard times.

    P

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  4. yeah - so glad to hear you are doing better! honestly, i had no idea how much bed rest was going to, basically shut my body down...it was months before i felt really good again.

    hang in there. rest up and hoping you can go home tomorrow!

    ((hugs))

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  5. Wow you sure have been through so much lately. I know how you must want to be out of the hospital and at home dealing with all this. You are in my prayers.

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  6. Enjoy your evening with your mother. You really do sound good ( even in your writing) and I know everything will be fine tomorrow. Just think, you are close to going home, resting and getting back to things. We have really prayed for you on this end and know that God wants you to be whole again. You have endured a lot and you have made so many people stronger because of your strength. Such a blessing to everyone!
    Can't wait for the next post.
    LaurenB
    PS. Maybe you should sign your bed before you leave or see if you can get a wing named in your honor ( for all the money you have given them this past month) I think Josh should go tattoo a spot in the parking garage as well. -Oh, maybe he should have a sign made ( like the Dr's have)Dr. Green parking Only.

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  7. I've been following your journey and praying for you from here in Kentucky. As a grieving mother myself, I know that there are really no words to ease your pain right now. Just know that with God and your wonderful husband and family, you WILL get through this!!!

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  8. I have been following your journey from down here in New Zealand...So thankful that you are starting to feel heaps better..Fingers crossed for good results tomorrow.

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  9. Still continuing to pray for you Lauren. Hope you get discharged tomorrow, so you can get home, where I know you want to be!!!!

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  10. It great to hear from you, its a great start to a recovery!! We are all cheering for you to go home.. XOXOXO

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  11. Great to see your doing better! Kathy and I have been keeping you both in our thoughts prayers.

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  12. I am so happy to hear you are doing better, you have been in our thoughts and prayers. Praying that tomorrow you will get great news!

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  13. been praying for you after i saw the link on another blog...i'm so sorry about your babies. praying tomorrow brings good news

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  14. so glad to "hear" from you and know you are doing better. I will keep praying for your health to be restored, and for you & Josh as you mourn your precious babies. Glad you are not alone tonight.

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  15. praying for you, girl. Glad you are improving!

    blessings,
    karen

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  16. Just the fact that you are the one sending the message is a great sign. You have had us worried. We will keep praying.

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  17. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORKK ,,G LAD YOUR FEELING BETTER

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  18. I am deeply sorry for your loss. Praying often for your physical recovery and that you will be able to find peaceful moments.

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  19. horray for feeling better! I am so glad to hear that you are feeling better. Praying for the tests today to give normal results. Tell Franny to give you a hug from me (did she let you win?). We miss you and love you lots.

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  20. Glad your Hgb levels are on their way up and you're feeling better. I hope everything goes well with the echo.

    Thinking about you and continuing to send prayers your way!

    Love from KS,
    Moni and the Graf Quads

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  21. Glad to hear things are going better! You have been in my thoughts & prayers. I hope everything goes well with the echo.
    Hugs & love,
    Misty

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  22. I'm so glad to hear you're doing better. You had us scared for a while. We'll be praying for great echo results today and discharge this afternoon. Hang in there!
    Love, Erica and the Rosenberger boys

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  23. Hi, I came here from the Walkers Fore, just wanted to say that I am saying a prayer that you will get better, and that you and your husband can have some R&R at home.

    I will also say a prayer for your beautiful babies, that they have peace, and love in Heaven.

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  24. We are so glad you are getting better, I hope you get to go home soon. Lots of love and prayers are coming your way from the Osikowicz family. Keep up the progress. Love you!

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  25. Hi Lauren! Hope you continue to feel better and bust out of the hospital soon!I bet you will feel better to get home to your own things and not have nurses (I am a nurse so I can say this.....) bothering you all the time!!! Take care and thinking about you and Josh! Get well soon from IL!
    Hugs,
    Erika

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  26. I will be praying for you! Hopefully you'll get to go home soon!

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  27. Hi Lauren,
    Glad to hear that things are getting better. It takes a few weeks to get used to being vertical again. You are on the right track, so keep up the good work.
    Ellen

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  28. Glad to hear you are (physically) feeling better. We're praying for you!
    Robin

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