The pictures below were taken during and just after Cindy's morning round of physical therapy. The nurse to her left is Joan, one of our favorite people in the whole world. This was the first time we had seen her in several months! When we almost lost Cindy a few years ago here at Moffitt, Joan was with me the entire time and made sure I was doing okay throughout the ordeal. We will always be grateful to her for that!
You can see by Cindy's smile that she is doing well. She had just completed her physical therapy session when I snapped this picture. The fact that she is smiling and sitting in a chair rather than being in serious pain and getting back in bed indicates how well she is doing. However, the picture also shows how exhausted the physical therapy session was for her.
The pain levels have been reduced significantly. They reduced her meds and we will be definintely going home tomorrow. Cindy is moving more quickly and confidently on the walker. Her spirits are insanely positive. She just said to me how excited she is to start her new life and reminded me I owe her a vacation to our favorite beach resort as soon as she is physically able to enjoy it.
The head of the Infectious Diseases Dept. surprised us with a visit this afternoon. We did not expect to see him. He wanted us to know he reviewed Cindy's case and determined that the remaining infection is a bacteria that he is confident the IV antibiotics will kill.
They ordered home nursing care for us (Cindy already spoke to our favorite nurse who ensured he will be the one to administer to her), physical therapy and some therapy equipment that we will need and do not have.
Today is a much better day and we are now excited to be getting home tomorrow!