I slept in to 8:30 today, a later start than I had planned. I got to Heather's room around 10:00 after stopping at the cashier to pay the Variety House rent. She was asleep when I got there, but she woke up when I tried to quietly open my backpack. I was going to sneak the stuffed dog that Chuck and Caleb gave her under her arm.
Heather said she had a rough night. Her hospital bed isn't as comfortable as she remembers from last time. Her ribs and hips are sore from how they had her positioned during the long surgery. She's rolling around a lot which is still hard for her to do. The pain doc said she's only pressing the pain button twice an hour when she could be hitting it 4-10 times.
The good news is that Heather started eating solid food this morning. That is, if you call oatmeal solid food. She drank two cups of apple juice, some scrambled egg, and a good amount of oatmeal. That's a good step up from ice chips yesterday. Perhaps this evening she'll be able to feed herself.
Heather's goal for the day is to sit in the chair beside her bed. She's scheduled to start sitting up around 1:00. I'll probably wait to do another report after that.