Things Are Looking Up
Sunday, October 11, 2009
A big thanks to all of my wonderful online friends who are helping me to stay semi-sane. LOL. I wish I had time to thank each of you individually but I'm not feeling all that well right now and am shaky from nerves. I'm at a stage where thinking is hard. LOL.
My husband and I slept very little last night. We were cold as it got in the 30's and we were worried about Wheeler and my dad. We both have a tension headache today and I never have headaches.
Neither of us could eat breakfast and we forced ourselves to eat brunch. Out appetite shuts down when we are stressed. I did better than he did . As a child I had no appetite so I am familiar with being forced to eat when you aren't hungry. I was a little under my usual caloric intake today but I am getting my exercise in.
I talked to Dad's nurse. I tried to talk to him and he could not hear me. He is feeling pretty good and is joking around with the nurses. He is having a heart valve replaced tomorrow. I have another MRSA lesion so I will not be able to see him until after it stops draining and has crusted over. Dad will be in the hospital a week.
Wheeler is holding her own as well. The doctor and one of the technicians called today. She bit one of the technicians but they say she is eating and resting okay. We were hoping she could come home today but it won't be until tomorrow night if then. She still has her IV and has to produce more stool on her own. She won't be out of the woods for a couple of weeks.
But we are all doing fairly well under the circumstances. The doctors seem encouraged by Dad and Wheeler's progress.