So, Jessica now weighs 247lbs! Well, I am exaggerating a lot but she has put on 16lbs of fluid. No matter how heavy she becomes, I don't care and I'm excited.
Jess walks 3-4 times a day, she has been able to cough up what needs to come out (hawt) and she has learned what pills she requires to take for the rest of her life.
You are likely wondering, so when does Jess get out of the hospital?? The answer is... We're not sure. 2 chest tubes are still in and they need to be removed before she can leave. She is retaining more fluid than the doctors would like her to but everyday she does better by pushing her physio regiment. With hard work and time, she will be breaking out of the asylum.
She has told me that she is not in a big rush. Sure, she would love to be out for Christmas but she realizes that she received the ultimate gift and it takes time. Jess has a whole new life ahead of her, so there will be many more Christmas' to celebrate.
Overall, the doctors say she is doing great in her recovery. If I get a departure date, all of you will be the first to know.
Have a safe and happy holiday season.