Thursday, February 4, 2010

No News is Good News

First the Medical Report.......
Elana is still doing OK.  Her temperature came down early in the day but then went back up a little bit in the afternoon.  Still the doctor is pleased thus far with how she is doing.  Tomorrow morning they will stop the Ketamine.  However, the doctor may decide to keep her in the Coma for an extra day just to help soften the landing from the Ketamine.  The doctor will make that decision in the morning as he stops the Ketamine.  My guess is that he will keep her down for the extra day because waking up from Ketamine is very hard transition on the mind.  However some patients react more to it than others and don't get the horrible hallucinations and terrors that are usual and customary with Ketamine.  We will have to wait and see tomorrow.  The reality is that this ride will start to get very bumpy the moment she wakes up whether it is tomorrow or Saturday.  
I know what it is like to be by Elana's side for days at a time but even with that experience I don't think there is any preparation for what lies ahead.  I know I can handle whatever comes my way but it would be easier if I knew exactly what to expect.

I am definitely looking forward to her waking up and having to take care of her.  That will mean we are in the recovery mode and that much closer to her feeling better.  
At the same time, I am sick of CNN and crappy food.  You can only watch so much Wolf Blitzer.  "So Senator, just so there is no confusion for our worldwide television audience, you are going on the record as saying Tuesday is before Wednesday AND the day after Monday as well."  

One last thing, I attached a picture of Jesse eating Pizza.  Jacob Ratzan and Evan Goldman, my best friends since high school, came over tonight picked Jesse up and took him out for a Guys Night Out.  You guys are the best.



  1. Lance- Whatever happens tomorrow, we are on our way to the other side and I prefer to be on that side verses where we were. Thank you for being there to take care of my friend. I truly love you for that. Yes- this will be bumpy, but we are in it together. As always, sending you love and strength. XXOO

  2. What about Jessica's mom? Can she help you? Seriously, if you can't get the 917 try the 480. I just keep seeing that woman handing her husband her daughter's bottle in her 2 year post coma video like "what? RSD? what model of car is that?" We're closer to THAT than we were a week ago.

    I think your energy & your excitement will resonate with her.

    praying & praying & praying - you are not alone

    Need movies sent down or something???? Tell me what to do!

  3. I can't wait for this part of her recovery to be over. For all of you - E, Jesse, yourself and everyone that loves you guys. I can't tell you how much I appreciate you updating the blog. I don't know if it's possible to send her stuff at the hospital once she's awake but if it is will you post the address? If there is anything that will help you during these upcoming days please let me know - I'll make sure Amy and Dabee send it 8-) j/k!!

  4. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Jesse needs his mommy back, and you all need this hell to end. I hope to meet you and Jesse someday. (I'm a friend of Sharron)

  5. You and Elana have been in my thoughts constantly. Each day that passes is a step closer to Elana's recovery. Your love and devotion is palpable. Continue to stay strong.


  6. It was good to see you yesterday. Thanks for the visit.

    We finally moved up to the 8th floor and I got my first booster last night. We are right nect to Sarah and Jessica

    Supposed to get hte booster this morning so if you ahnd your mom are around this afternoon, come tell us the skinny on Elanaa, okay?

    Stay strong... the new beginnning is just around the corner!

  7. Lance,
    I just found this blog and have read it from start to finish. We are all thinking of you guys and praying that Elana wakes up stronger and healthier. You guys have been through hell and back and we know all of this will be worth it. Please let us know if there is anything we can do on the home front. Our thoughts, love and prayers are with you guys!
    Love, Meri & Grant

  8. Hey Lance,
    Love you; Thanks for being by her side and tell Abby I said thank you too.
    Love you.

  9. Hello,
    I found your blog through another site,I will pray for your family and wish the best for you all. God bless.