Thursday, February 17, 2011

Update On His Condition

First of all thank you so much for you well wishes and kind comments.  It meant so much to come and read them at a time when I feel so alone.   I sat down and cried while ready them.  I've been on the edge of tears since about midnight.

They couldn't get oxygen stabilized on the regular unit.  It took til almost midnight to get a room open on ICU, where they transferred him.  He's currently sedated and on a ventilator while they try to figure things out.  I'm half out of my mind with worry.

Just to let you know, I do have my next door neighbor and the lady I met on Ravelry, looking out for me.  My neighbor saw my post on FB and called my cell at the hospital and gave me a ride home to check on the animals.  Which I used that time to post, then caught the bus right back up.  A, the lady from Ravelry, stayed up and brought me home at midnight.  She stopped at Denny's and made me eat something on the way home.  I'm really blessed to have those two.

D got to experience my private duty nursing experience first hand, while we waited the six hours for him to be transferred to ICU.  I might have made the nurses a little nuts when I kept running out to the desk advocating for his needs to be met.  We'll see how he rates me when he's conscious again.  I did tell him, I used to get paid $18.00 an hour for this 12 years ago, and he gave me a smile.

I didn't get much nervous knitting done while jumping up to turn off alarms and attending to him.  Plus, his roommate was from a drug rehab, had a fall and wasn't supposed to get out of bed, as he was very unstable and sounded like he was going through DT's.  His bed alarm wasn't working right and he kept jumping out of bed and stumbling around. So, I had to run out and get a tech to come help him.  I feel like I put in a full shift tonight.

  After taking a closer look at the cardi, I think I might rip it back.  Will try it on in the morning and take a good look in the mirror before I do.  It'll probably be good therapy to do so, anyway.  Working with this yarn is such a pleasure, so soft.  Those of you who are process knitters will understand.

Will post when I know anything more.  Thank you so much for all your well wishes, they are very much appreciated.  It makes me feel not so alone.

PS. Please excuse any typos and my bad grammar right now.  My lurker/editor is unconscious at the moment.


CraftyCripple said...

Great big ((((HUGS)))). I have always thought it is harder for the person watching, than the person being ill. There is nothing more difficult than watching and waiting. At least you know that you are making a difference by fighting his corner. You are helping him so much by rooting for him. What you have to do is make sure that you don't overdo things. Make sure you get some rest soon. I know it is hard to rest when you are so worried, but at least sit down for a little while and close your eyes.

I wish there was more I could do to help, but I can't so I will just keep rooting for you as you root for him and say, if you want to email me you know where I am.

Here have some more (((HUGS))). Hope that helps just a little teeny bit.

Daniele said...

My Goodness! Sending good healing mojo your way. I hope he gets well quickly and you get some rest!
It sure does seem like you are taking shifts at the hospital!

Also - meant to say - your Dahlias are gorgeous!


Sue said...

You poor thing, you sound exhausted. Lung conditions are terrible, painful and downright scary. I hope the antibiotics kick in and he is feeling better soon (((((Hugs)))))

melbatoast68 said...

I'm so glad you have your friends there to help out. There's nothing worse than feeling alone in a crisis. Please know that I am with you in spirit and continue to send prayers and healing vibes. Try not to wear yourself out!

Anonymous said...

Can't think of anything useful to say other than I'm thinking of both of you.

nursenikkiknits said...

While D is getting a rest from working his lungs so hard, try to take some time to rest yourself too. I'm sure you will need to be back into full time nurse mode when he's awake! Sending lots of positive thoughts to you both...

Narwhal Love said...

Sending you my love. Best of luck. Be sure to try to get some rest and be forgiving of yourself.

Hugs and more hugs,

Julie said...

Thoughts and prayers with you Denise xxxxx

Cookie said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry! I hope you get some good news soon. Please take care of yourself during this horribly stressful time.


Rudee said...

Oh, dear. I'm so sorry to read of this. I hope he's better right now.

Don't forget to take care of yourself, too.