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28 September 2008 @ 08:11 pm
Update 8  
Little things, He has agreed to come to Minnesota, and to quit worrying, because I've got this one. Still thinks the alarms in ICU are doorbells and telephones that need answering. Didn't eat much today, but enough. The nurses packed me up and sent me home, apparently I look tired, too.

He's off IV, and oral meds are mostly controlling the BP. If he stays under control tonight, then we can go forward. Hope for no relapse in the BP situation. It is believed that there is still swelling in the brain, which is causing all this. He is on a steroid to control this. He can squeeze with his right hand, also good. Arms are covered with bruises from IV sites. Poor Daddy.

Had a great breakfast at Susie's Lunch Time Grill, eggs, rice, bulgogi and kimchee. It was so good.

Tomorrow, I have to go talk to the bank.
 
 
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Cellicelli on September 29th, 2008 01:18 am (UTC)
*hughug*
beadslutbeadslut on September 30th, 2008 01:38 am (UTC)
*hugs back tight*
OneCrowdedHour1crowdedhour on September 29th, 2008 01:47 am (UTC)
Fingers crossed for the BP and everything else.
beadslutbeadslut on September 30th, 2008 01:40 am (UTC)
Out of ICU, in a regular room. Baby steps. We went over how he got there and why he can't get out of bed again. Made sure the new nurses have my number. Hope it goes well tonight. Tomorrow, more evaluation from PT, and I will start learning how to help him move around.
Vanilla  ... Spiked with Slivovitz: torchwood by xditaxjenna_thorn on September 29th, 2008 03:09 am (UTC)
Fingers crossed for his coming out of ICU.

beadslutbeadslut on September 30th, 2008 01:41 am (UTC)
We're out! Hope for a good night, and tomorrow is a brighter day.
biblio_techbiblio_tech on September 29th, 2008 01:38 pm (UTC)
*hugs* and continued prayers.

When my father went through heart surgery, my brother (a hospital chaplain) was so impressed with his surgeon, who was very forthcoming and caring (and good!). A few years later, when we went through more struggles with Dad's health, we weren't so lucky with the next doctor's bedside manner. Luckily, Mom discovered the social worker/patient advocate (we kids are all long distance)who made life much easier. I know you had some advice earlier about talking to the social worker--have you? If the patient advocate is a separate person, contact that one, too. These folks should be able to give you some in-house support. In the best case they can run some interference; at the least, they should be able to help you keep the checklists in the reality zone.
beadslutbeadslut on September 30th, 2008 01:44 am (UTC)
The ICU nurses all came and hugged me good bye, and the new nurses have been good, but he's in a regular room for the first time, so, I am nervous. Social worker has been brilliant and most helpful. If the teleporters were only on line, I'd be happy.

Working hard on the reality zone, eating and breathing. I think I'm dehydrated today, must go drink a gallon of water...
biblio_techbiblio_tech on September 30th, 2008 03:01 am (UTC)
Darn teleporters. I think they're made by the same companies that service copy machine. They're off line at the most critical times.

Get your rest...if you can after drinking all that water.
beadslutbeadslut on October 1st, 2008 09:04 pm (UTC)
*hee*

Which reminds me, I'd better go get some now.