Lidia - Day 2 - Friday, November 29, 2019

CAUTION: THIS POST IS GRAPHIC

Highlights

  1. Out of Surgery
  2. Tubes coming out of her head
  3. Still in shock
  4. Helplessness

Out of Surgery

Lidia - Minutes after Surgery - November 29, 2019 - 1:30am

Lidia got out of surgery around 1:30 am on November 29.  We are in the Neuro Critical Care unit.  You can't really tell, but I sleep on the couch behind her.

Tubes Coming Out of Her Head

During the surgery, there were three tubes placed in her head.  Each served a purpose, the most important one was a blue tube which drained blood from the location of the burst blood vessel.  Luckily, this did not gather or drain any blood and was a sign that the surgeons were successfull in getting the blood out of her brain and confirmed that she was no longer bleeding.

Still In Shock

Thousands of things going through my mind at this point.  Will she be OK?  How did this happen?  Why didn't we see any signs?  Will she recover?  What's going to happen with her job?  Will our insurance cover this? Did they fix the problem?  What's next?  How long will she be like this? I wish I could take her pain away?

Helplessness

I've never felt so helpless in my life.  Sitting by her bedside, holding her hand.  I had to keep telling myself that all we can do is stray strong and possitive.  So, taking my own advice (not), I broke down and cried.  This definetely wouldn't be the last time.

 

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