Thursday, March 24, 2011
It's a good day, folks. Caroline is going in to have her dialysis line taken out. She's been off of dialysis for several months now, but they kept the port in just to be safe - in case she needed further treatment. And, she doesn't!
She's made significant progress in other areas, too. Caroline recently changed from IV meds that have to be kept on ice to those not needing to be cool. This means that she can carry a cute purse rather than her medical bag and no more ice pack changes throughout the day! After mixing her meds every evening for 20+ minutes, she can now mix up to 7 days at a time. This is big.
Perhaps the greatest joy comes from celebrating a year post-stroke. We looked for a button at Disneyland that suggested such......they have buttons for everything.......except Post-Stroke. WTH, Disneyland?
As always, I'm grateful to each of my bloggie friends who have reached out over the years to support her. Making meals, sending gift cards, buying t-shirts, etc, etc, etc. It has been such a blessing and we're both thankful!
For those who don't know, my sister has Scleroderma and Pulmonary Hypertension. From her initial years with mis-diagnoses.....to treatment.....and daily life meeting these challenges, Caroline has finished her Bachelor's degree, attained her teaching certificate, taught high school English for 10 years, led numerous school organizations, received her Master's Degree and more. Impressive, yes?
Proud of you, Aunt Carowine.