Monday, February 9, 2009

Monday Update - A VERY Long Day!

Hi Folks! It's been a long one! Mama and I left here around 6:20 AM and were at the hospital by 7:15. We wanted to try to be there should the cardiologist come by because they had told us on Sat. that he had been called in by the dr. on staff. We waited, and waited, and waited some more. Finally around 4PM the staff dr. came in and we asked her - no, she had NOT called the cardiologist in, because my dad was doing better than she thought he would be, and she no longer thought she would need to transfer him to St. Josephs - a large hospital with a larger heart dept, and the home hospital of his cardio. So, we were there all day under the wrong info that he would be coming by.

BUT! They are going to remove the catheter - Dad's kidneys are working better - yippee! Also, they are trying to wean him off of the meds that are regulating his BP. Once that is done, if all goes well, he should be able to go home within 24 hours. So we're looking at 1 - 2 more days most likely. The staff dr. today did try to get him to understand how bad his heart is, but he doesn't care right now - he just wants to go home! He thinks everything will be okay if he can go home. And maybe it will be for a little while.

We got home a little over 13 hours after we left this morning, and I really, really wanted to just go to bed and watch The Bachelor - and darn it if our prez didn't decide to have a press conference! I just don't know if I'll make it until 11 pm to see the rose ceremony tonight. And honestly, I hope I don't! Hubby had a cold or something and coughed and sneezed and moaned all night last night, so I didn't get much sleep.

So, until tomorrow night - rest well, and thanks for all the prayers and comments and good wishes! Blessings, Becky

(PS - Sue, you are such a joy and a comfort - thank you!)

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