Saturday, May 8, 2010

Day 2

Grant just has allergies. Thanks for all your suggestions. His symptoms are sporadic and they go away immediately when he puts a mask on. We are happy that he does not have to stay away from Natalie.

Natalie is doing good. She goes back and forth between reading and watching tv. The watching tv part is so uncharacteristic of her, but she does love to cook and watch cooking shows. She's addicted to watching Top Chef right now. We don't have Food Network at the hospital, so the only cooking DVD that I could find that she hasn't watched is Top Chef. She rejected it at first, but now she can't stop watching it. I don't care for the language in it for Natalie, but it's all censored out. One of the nurses suggested Top Chef Masters for her and now I'm on a search for the DVDs for her.

Her hives are all gone. She is nibbling on things, but not really eating full meals yet. They have her on IV nutrition.

I discovered a cool resource today since the washer is broken in the hospital. There is a laundromat down the street from the hospital that offers same day laundry service (wash & fold). So happy about that since Natalie will never let me take her favorite rainbow blanket home overnight to wash. She can't sleep without it. I'm also happy that I don't have to deal anymore with waiting in the long lines for the washer to free up at the hospital!

3 comments:

Tracy said...

At least Natalie can still see Grant. A friend gave us an entire collection of animal DVDs for Natalie. I will give them to Natalie, along with some cooking DVDs. Talk to you later!

Anonymous said...

Natalie, Tammy and Grant:
I'm glad that the transplant went well and that you, Natalie, are doing well. My friend, who had a transplant, sends her well wishes. If you have Netflix, look under Cooking Instruction for lots of cooking programs to watch. If you haven't seen them before, the Two Fat Ladies series is wonderful. Two irreverent English women traveling around on a motorcycle to their next cooking adventure.
Enjoy and take care of yourselves. Just let those new baby cells grow.
David and I send our love,
Aiko

Gina said...

Hi Tammy!
So glad to hear that things are continuing to go well. We don't have cable at home, but we do have Netflix -- and they stream so of their movies online, so we put those in the "Instant Watch" queue. If the hospital has internet access, and you guys have a laptop, maybe that could be an option for Natalie. They have a large collection of movies and TV shows -- children's ones, too!

You guys are in our constant prayers. Much love from the Kiyuna family.