Evening everyone. Finally I get around to writing an entry. I was tired after the trip with Valerie to Johns Hopkins Hospital, and then after that making wedding plans.
First let me say that Valerie is alright. The hospital stay was somewhat of an ordeal (as all hospital stays are!) but the procedure of actually putting the needle into her head, she said, was not painful at all. Unfortunately the needle slipped out during the first night and she had to stay a whole nother night and day for them to get a proper reading. They had to insert a longer needle the second time. So there were two procedures. Both of them were done in her room. They let me stay for them. I had to wear a nose/mouth mask and cover my head. I was glad i was there for Val and I squeezed her leg so she could have something to push against when they inserted. But she said it was just fine. She is such a trooper and is my hero!
I guess the worse part of the stay there for both of us was our comfort levels, lol. Val was flat on her back and couldn't move! Once they put the needle in and taped her up she could not move up or day or any which way actually. If she needed to use the restroom the nurses would have to unhook her and recalibrate the machine. She was truly nailed to that bed.
My problem was I never got the cot they promised me when they said I could sleep in the room with her. There just wasn't enough room to put it in the room with all the machines they needed. So during my stay in Baltimore I slept in four different chairs, two times in different lobbies!
I don't mind though, I was glad to be there for Val.
So what did the results of her needle monitoring mean? I will have to tell you that in a later journal entry, John just came over with Chinese food!
Love always, Krissy