Tuesday, October 20, 2009

No News is Good News

I didn't post yesterday because we were getting Alex settled into the Short Stay Surgical Unit, a step-down ward, and he wanted me to stay the night with him. He still has some anxiety, for example he confessed that he's afraid to go to sleep because he's afraid he'll wake up and find out he's missed another month of his life...

I'm home for 1/2 an hour before turning around and going back to the hospital with some new supplies: Alex gets to SHOWER now, so I had to get his special medicated shampoo, etc. Alex also gets to eat REAL FOOD after a day and a half of Jello. His urinary catheter is coming out this afternoon, and he'll probably be off the trach by the end of the week. We could see him discharged from the "hospital" and admitted to the physical rehab unit as soon as the end of this week!!!!!

Gotta run - thanks for all of your prayers and support.

4 comments:

  1. I am doing the happy dance, Nancy!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  2. "...he's afraid to go to sleep because he's afraid he'll wake up and find out he's missed another month of his life..."

    The poor guy really needs some PTS help, I'd think.

    And after all, you aren't suing the *^%&*&^%$ hospital for all the pain, which the infection [or is it infections gotten IN hospital] have caused him and will cause him. Seems they could get him some Post Traumatic Stress help.

    Just saying.................

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  3. I am so thrilled for you both. Sending warm positive thoughts to you and Alex!!!

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  4. Thanks everyone!

    Auntie - I know what you mean about the PTSD help. Wish the hospital would help but quite frankly I don't think they have anyone on their staff who would have a CLUE.... Sigh.

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