Wednesday, July 21, 2010

neck brace pain

The darned neck brace. It's digging into Fujiko's back. The thinner she gets, the more it bothers her. A nurse told her that she had to be in the collar until the end of September. This depressed her. Once the pain starts, it's hard to get under control. Laurie moved Fujiko's pillow more towards the top of her bed (and out from under her neck) & that seemed to help. In this position, the pillow pushed more on the top of her neck brace and leveraged the bottom of the brace away from her back - easing the rubbing and digging sensation. (at least temporarily).

She is also missing her kids terribly. Missing them, and feeling sad that she is not there for them. She mentioned the first day of school and that she will not be home for it. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, but it's very far away.


  1. Are the kids able to visit her in the hospital?

  2. I think only tomi has visited her, and I think he has been there a couple of times. I'm not sure about this, but I don't think they wanted Lena to see her with the food tube in her, but I'm not positive. Others might know.