Aug 4, 2018

The daily move

From ER to surgical ward, to ICU, to transitional, to telemetry.  She has been moved daily.  The last room was spacious, quiet, private, but the doctor feels she needs to be closely monitored.  Safer I guess, with what she has been through and her breathing difficulty.  Family doctor came in at 5 am and sat down with her for quite some time.  Explained to her the situation is very serious, there is a slight improvement in the sepsis, but she is a very sick gal.  Regardless, the stones must come out this coming week.  More anesthesia during sepsis?  I'm not a doctor, we trust them (except for the grapeless jackass).  Her breathing continues to worsen and her doc feels it is caused by the sepsis but he ordered Ativan, assuming anxiety is also playing a role.  With all of us having claustrophobia and watching our dad suffocate while an idiot pulmonologist ignored a pulmonary embolism, it's no wonder we panic watching someone gasp for air and especially experiencing it.
 
The sun is out this morning and it will be a beautiful day for a friend's son's wedding.  I haven't sat on the swing or rocker except for a few times, and summer is fading fast.  So I tried to sit and have a quiet morning with a cup of coffee and stayed not even five minutes.  Can't sit still.  I've stopped all projects, they can wait, and except for Carole will try to find some time to enjoy my favorite season which will be over in weeks.
 
 
 
I ordered a few small retired charts from Kathy Barrick's sale here, thought I might even stitch one!  Maybe.
 
Some of us prefer the shade.
 
As for my brother's bite, he is able to close the hand half way, still very painful.  The swelling in the forearm is still prominent and hard.  He was told last week that this could take up to six weeks to resolve, cat bites in the hand are worse and cause stiffness and mobility issues.
 
Thanks again for your support and prayers.
 
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11 comments:

C M Designs said...

Still thinking and praying for all concerned.
Budman/Nitzy has the right idea. If we could have summer without the humidity it would be great.
I'm glad Carole has something for anxiety. You could probably use some too.
Hugs,prayers and thoughts,
Charlotte in Va.

kelley said...

You're all on my mind...the waiting is so awful...I understand all of what you're talking about regarding Carole, from both sides...risk/benefit is constantly on the minds of most doctors...finding little bits of sanity and pleasure will help your day...hugs

Ann K. said...

Keeping you and Carole in my thoughts and prayers.

Heritage Hall said...

Continued prayers for peace and strength. Try to
recoup your energy by setting on that rocker and
taking in your favorite season until you feel renewed.
Hoping they can make Carole comfortable and minimize the
stress...

Terri Patillo said...

Will pray without ceasing for all of you. I pray for comfort, peace, healing, and recovery.

Anonymous said...

In our prayers and thoughts across the miles...

~mj~ said...

Oh Marly...I am so sorry you are going through such a hard time. (((hugs)))

diamondc said...

Hi Marly: I have Carole on my prayer list, please keep us posted as to her healing after surgery.
Your sitting area is lovely.
I sit outside and read lots and some stitching is done.
Love the cat photo.

Catherine

Barb said...

I will keep Carole in my prayers. You too for that matter!

deb said...

Not at all surprised you're unable to sit still. You, Carole, your brother are in my thoughts and my prayers.

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