Monday, March 21, 2011
Who's Up For Some Great News?
Friday's moon over the hospital.
One month ago Friday, his kidneys shut down. This past Friday, we got him out of bed and into the cadillac chair. The new attending said they needed to treat him like a chronic vent patient and he might not come off the vent for anther month. One month ago Saturday, was that awful night. This Saturday, they had the vent pressure control turned off and on cpap mode. He tolerated it for 6 hours. One month ago Sunday, they didn't think he was going make it through the day. This Sunday, they had him off the vent and on a mask to trach, for 9 hrs. He did so well, he didn't want to go back on the vent for bedtime. They promised to put him back on the mask at 5am.
He's pretty much off the vent!!!! The nurse said he was going to try to get an order for a talking valve for his trach for when he's on just the mask to trach. D's eyes lit up at the thought of that. You know I'm going to be pushing for that in the morning. (Which is when you'll be reading this.) I wanted to do back flips and cart wheels down the hall. With my luck, I would fall and break something, on me.
Just a short update. My brain has been fried. Other stuff going on. I've been zoning out with Cafe World on FB just get my mind to stop thinking for awhile.
The other thing that's in the works, is the social worker put in an application for the state to pay me to be his caregiver. It takes like thirty days to go through. I'm worried about how to pay the phone/internet bill this month. A church begrudgingly paid the electric bill. They weren't as friendly as the chapter in Oro Valley a year and half ago. The manager told me not to worry about the rent while D is sick. That we didn't need that worry.
Short and great news post. I'm just going through a giant fibro-flare. I was so exhausted Saturday, D even told me to go home early. I must have looked like hell, usually he wants me to stay longer when it's for me to go.
Saturday's moon over our complex.