Frantina is doing so well today! She is sitting up and Katie was holding her in the chair when we arrived this morning. It is like day and night difference between how she was over the weekend and how she is today. Thank you to everyone that has been praying for her! Nobody can believe how well she is doing considering what type of surgery she had done just a few days ago. She is smiling and happy which I hope means she is recovering well.
It is difficult for Katie and Vivianne to spend 24 hours at the hospital every other day. They trade off so that they can come home and sleep on the day that the other one is there. The chairs do not recline, but they are able to put their feet up. Frantina does not sleep well because there is so much noise in her hospital ward. The sides of the beds make a lot of noise as they are raised and lowered. They have also had some very sick children in the until with one of them being Frantina. A baby last night had to be rushed into emergency surgery and then into ICU.
We are hoping that tomorrow, the doctors will take out her IV and urine catheter. Being able to sit up is allowing her to cough better although she is still congested.
Everyone is going to be exhausted by the time she is discharged and allowed to come back to the apartment and into a more natural routine. Tomorrow will be my last full day in Santo Domingo. I hope to leave on the early morning bus to Haiti on Wednesday morning. I will wait to see how Frantina is doing tomorrow, but those are my plans.
Posted on Mon, April 30, 2012