Saturday, August 14, 2010

Not all Bad News

Thanks everyone who left me such nice words to cheer me up. I got some personal e-mails that were a big help too.

Yesterday was a bad day in the beginning and it gradually got slightly better over the course of the day. There were problems with medications. He is on a bunch of stuff and because of the current problem he has been off some of those and on others. Lots of problems with insulin and cardiac meds-long story. He had some of what the Dr. called "Hospital Psychosis" and didn't know where he was-became disoriented and was in a panic. He is in the ICU where they can give him the immediate care he may need 24/7 so I felt better for that. I just talked to the nurse taking care of him today and she said he seemed much more lucid and was able to carry on a conversation more clearly today. Yesterday was a nightmare that went on all day so I was happy to hear good news this morning. Bob & son James went out to see him last night-I think seeing James was a very good thing. Maybe remembering that seeing his son get married in 3 weeks is the goal to focus on.
He's having respiratory problems so they are giving him special meds and treatments for that. I'm heading out there with my BIL Bob in a while. If I can only get him well enough to come back here where he is familiar with his Drs. and surroundings(our hospital is 10 min. from my house) it will make a huge difference. I also told him yesterday that he needs to stop being and engineer for a little while. After speaking with the Drs. and nurses yesterday they said he was not all that lucid and began questioning-became panicked at what they were doing. All of that did nothing for his blood pressure. I've decided that hell is being in a hospital 45 miles away from your husband. Doesn't matter how nice it is or how nice they are. It's pure hell.

Talk to you later


Gerrie said...

Argh! Sending prayers and lots of healing energy. This is so upsetting for both of you and some angst and disorientation is to be expected. Sending plenty of (((((((((hugs))))))))

OMG - my word verification is hoping

Libby said...

*ahhh* now cell phones aren't all that bad. You'll find one that is a good fit.
Roundabouts . . . man do we have roundabouts around here. Not something you find in soCal, so I am forever exiting at the wrong spot.
Hope all is getting better and you are home again soon!

Rian said...

Sending you "be strong" vibes and "heal soon" vibes to Roger. We have a roundabout near us that we go through (around?) every time we go out.

Terry said...

Hope things are better today. You both need to be rested and healthy for that wonderful wedding! Take care--

Cathy said...

I follow your blog and just wanted to offer thoughts and wishes of hope...the psychosis thing is so will resolve as soon as he gets into familiar setting and is able to see outside those same 4 walls. The poor sleep, beeping, constant awakening for vitals etc... Maybe a calendar, photos and of course prayers.