I’ve just gotten back from ICU, and let me tell you, no matter how prepared you are or how much you play it over in your mind, you can’t be prepared for that first sight of a loved one in the post operation state that Kirsten is in. I like to think that I’m made of hard stuff and can handle any situation but it took me a few seconds to compose myself.
I had a good conversation with her ICU nurse, Nurse R. Nurse R ran me through all the tubes, cords, cables and wrappings that Kirsten current has attached and also spoke to me about Kirsten’s operation as much as she understood, she even spoke lovingly to Kirsten as she went about her tasks.
I did take the obligatory photo that i know Kirsten will want to use (how focused it is for her is another thing), so once she is compos mentis she can post all about it.
I must mention that she does have her phone with her, but in ICU it’s not meant to me turned on, so if you have any messages for Kirsten, please email her, or pass them my way and I will be sure to pass them on.
The ICU unit is pretty special, it’s very impressive and its great to see she has her own “room”, in my eyes, I couldn’t have had it any other way.
She is in good hands, the surgeons will check on her every morning and evening until they are confident the surgery was successful. I’m confident, the ICU nurse and ICU doctor seem confident.
Let the Healing Begin!!