Thursday, January 27, 2011

Hospital 5 (From Home)

We did go up and see Mom; she was on a ventilator, still under and had an impressive collection of IVs. Her day-shift nurse is one of the impressively fit, hyper-competent young men one encounters (sometimes) in nursing, the sort of guy that had the balance tilted a bit away from nurturing instead of towards it might have been a policeman or a Marine.

Word was she'd be vent-tubed and out of it for a long time, so I stayed awhile, went home, ate, laid down "for just a minute" and slept for five hours.

I'll go back up in the early morning.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your Mom should be out of it for a while , I know I was. Please get some rest Roberta X, You deserve it.

Jim said...

I'm glad you're both getting some rest. I appreciate your keeping all of we informed, but I think we'll be ok with no news being good news!

Jim

Old NFO said...

Thoughts and prayers for her and you.

Joshkie said...

My best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Josh

Stranger said...

Expect a very much in pain and out of sorts Mom in the morning. But it is reasonably certain that she will get over the pain and be a much improved version of the old Mom in a few weeks.

Stranger

George in AZ said...

Remember to take care of yourself, too. My thoughts and prayers ar with you both.

DaddyBear said...

Glad things are going well. Keeping y'all in our thoughts and prayers.

Midwest Chick said...

We're both eeping you both in our thoughts and prayers....

Hat Trick said...

Arriving late here. Glad to hear that the surgery and post-op has gone well. Best wishes for a speedy and easy recovery.

My uncle had heart valves replaced about 25 years ago (mechanical so he's been on anti-coagulants since) and he's still going strong.

Brigid said...

You are both in my prayers. If the weather gets to crap and you need a four wheel drive to get out, just call.

Jeffro said...

Glad everything is looking good. And, as others have said, don't forget to take care of yourself.

Eck! said...

I helped my partner through a triple bypass. The doc told me to do one thing, stay healthy. He was saying I'd be really active in helping her recover
and thats how people get sick themselves.

Good luck to Momx, and get your rest.

Eck!

Discobobby said...

Our prayers are with you and your mother, Roberta. One suggestion - take care of yourself first so you can take care of her best.

wv: whazin - Mom on pain meds is gonna be WHAZIN, yo! (This is a good thing!)

TrueBlueSam said...

Prayers for your Mother, you, and Roomie.

Firehand said...

For what it's worth, we're pulling for her

Anonymous said...

Best wish on your Mom's recovery.
Meanwhile don't run yourself into the ground.

Gerry