Elana is still doing OK. She still has a slight fever and Dr. Cantu has put her on antibiotics. This is very normal for Coma patients. For the Coma week, no news is very good news. You fear hearing from the doctor things like, "this is unusual" or worse, "we have not seen this before". "Boring & Uneventful" are exactly what we want this week.
I think the Vegas Syndrome has set in. My mother and I have to keep asking and reminding each other what day it is. I have never been so exhausted doing absolutely nothing.
Tomorrow marks two milestones. The first and not so significant is that we will have been here one week. It feels like we have been here a month. I was on Skype with Jesse yesterday for the first time since we left and he looked like a totally different kid with long hair. Not easy when he is asking where Mommy is? I tell him she is "sleeping". Unfortunately that is something that he is used to because Elana would spend much of the days at home passed out in bed from the drugs and pain. The reality is that he only knows Elana as someone with a "boo-boo" on her foot.
The second milestone is more remarkable in that tomorrow marks two years to the day from when Elana broke her foot. Part of me wants to figure out how many of those days were spent in hospitals, doctors offices and traveling for treatments in Philadelphia and Tampa. I think I am too scared to know the number. I guess if I was going to figure out how many days were spent with doctors I would also have to figure out all the missed birthday party's, weddings, and other events with family and friends that Elana was forced to miss.
Obviously the social circle shrinks quite a bit when you are going through this. But there was a special group of friends who continued to try to make plans with us or Elana individually even though they knew that the likelihood of Elana going was slim. We are eternally grateful to those of you who it was more important to give Elana the hope of looking forward to doing something fun rather than the having the security of firm plans on a precious weekend night.
I want to also extend a special thank you to Lauri & Randy Kassewitz who picked Jesse up the other day to take him to the park to play with their son (and Jesse's good buddy) Jackson. Then they went out for Pizza. Of course Jesse came home and threw up all the Pizza but that is S.O.P. for Jesse. Most guys have to go to college to perfect the boot & rally but Jesse has perfected it at 2 1/2.
Lastly, after we visited with Elana today, my mother and I went up to the 8th floor to visit Jessica & Sarah Stevens. If you remember from my previous post, Jessica developed RSD after suffering from Lyme disease. I am being euphemistic when I say, Jessica is in rough shape. We had a very enjoyable conversation with Jessica and her mother Sarah. Despite seeing firsthand someone who is suffering from immeasurable pain and has been here in Monterrey for five months, I actually walked out inspired by Jessica's spirit and toughness.
I'm actually watching the Miami Heat play the Boston Celtics right now. I'm not sure why I bother because the Heat will find a way to blow it somehow at the end of the game.