Hopefully the updates will be ending soon, so I decided to stop counting. There were way more then I first thought there'd be when I was first pressured.... I mean agreed to do this :) Susan won't be coming home today as we hoped, but now the doctors feel like Wednesday will be the day! Her pain is being managed much better now. They've changed her drug dosage and timing, and even added a new one so that now she feels better, and is also sleeping better (with out so many of the hallucinatory dreams). She hasn't tried to escape again, thankfully.
It's almost been 3 weeks now and Susan has gotten to know a lot of nurses, some have been good and some have been not so good. Last night she had a nurse that happened to be added to her "poop list". After being here so long without the ability to do much she has had to find ways of occupying her mind. One of those ways was keeping track on the white board of all the times for her events: walks, bowel movements, pees, "fluffs", and various other things. It didn't always makes sense to the rest of us, but it made sense to Susan. Last night she got a new nurse that she hadn't had yet. She walks in a the beginning of the shift change and looks at the board and asks "what's this mess, can I erase it?", the other nurse just told her to leave it, and we told her what it was. This morning while Mike and Susan were out for her morning walk, the nurse went into the room and erased all of the times on the board. Needless to say Susan was irritated and now doesn't like that nurse. Jerk.