As you recall, Janet got out of the Hospital Mar 7, but they had not had her on real food yet. She had been on IV nourishment for most of her stay.
Well, unfortunately right after I posted the last post she got really, really low endurance. Walking 75 feet, just wore her out. She had to sit down and rest. And so on. She also lost almost 9% of her body weight in 3 days.
We just about took her back to the hospital, but on the theory that it was major dehydration, we started having her drink Gatorade with a little whey powder in it. Some think that increases the amount of hydration actually absorbed. And, since she was not eating much solid food and some said that she should avoid fiber, it seemed a good idea. She drinks about 3.6 liters a day. Nearly a US Gallon.
She rebounded very quickly. She got out Wed, Mar 7 and got to the fairly frightening low ebb sometime Sunday, Mar 11. But, was better by Sun night and much better Mon morning and better every day since. We just got back from a 2.6 mile walk in the windy cold, cloudy Snohomish area, but at least it wasn’t raining.
So, the bottom line is: She is doing well and continues to get better each day.
Thanks again for all the prayers, positive thoughts, well wishes, etc.
Dave & Janet
We got the following email from a friend:
SHE WAS THE ROMANIAN ATHLETE WHO AT 14 YEARS OLD IN
THE 1960s, WON MEDALS IN THE OLYMPICS AND WOULD
ATTEND COMPETITIONS HOLDING HER TEDDY BEAR.
The first Gymnast to get a perfect 10 out of ten!
THIS IS HER GRANDDAUGHTER! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_gPjqXl3M8
At first I did not “Snope” it to see if that is true. Mostly because when I watched it, my jaw dropped down so far, that I can’t use the keyboard! I think that it is about 7MB for a 1 min, 40 second thing, but I think that you need to see it. Who cares who it is?
(But, then I posted an Update, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boyanka_Angelova for a correction. It seems that she is not the granddaughter, but amazingly, the performance warranted only a second place!)
As they say in one of the videos, “It is amazing what goes into making something effortless.” The art form seems to be called “Rhythmic Gymnastics”. But, you are probably already familiar with it.