According to the night shift crew, Bernadette and Johanna played games until 2:00am when Johanna was sent to bed – and not by her father! Then Marc and Bernadette watched a little of her show and played Mario Cart. They went to bed at around 5:00am. Surprisingly enough Bernadette was then up and able to come to Mass with us this morning. The two of us snuck out right after Mass and left the rest to enjoy coffee and fellowship. Now she’s watching “Littlest Pet Shop”, drinking PediaSure, and chatting up a storm. So good to see the sunshine back in her eyes and voice. Deep sigh of gratitude. It’s amazing how quickly we adapt to the ‘new normal’.
Bernadette keeps scratching near the dressing of her central line and I just offered her some Benadryl and she said, “It’s not my cords that are itchy, it’s just in the middle. It’s not bad at all.” in a very chipper voice. She’ll do anything not to have to take medicine. It’s her new ‘public enemy #1’.
We’re very much hoping that Bernadette is over the worst of whatever it was that knocked her right off her feet, and wishing the improvement will continue. One can always hope.