DH was walking and doing great. I packed the car and walked out in to light snow around 6 am. I took all of our belongings and said goodbye to the staff at La Quinta. After just a few minutes the ground was snow covered and slick. I drove up the steep hill and my wheels were slipping. A big oil truck was way too close to me so I tried to pull away but but the ABS rumbled at me. So I flashed my brake lights repeatedly and he backed off.
I went in to the lowest level of the parking garage so I had a very short walk to the elevator. DH was sleeping and I went in. He stirred and the nurse came in and told me DH was not able to leave till he used the bathroom.
DH Doctor came in and told us he was going to LA his father had a hip replacement in LA and he had to go there to be with his Dad for a while! How great is that. Then we talked and DH said his pain level was still high so he told the nurse and PA what to do and not to discharge him before noon. The PA took out the drain and so now DH could have walks along the hallways with a walker. He was doing great. A nurse came over to him and asked if he had been to the bathroom and DH said No. She commented that 3 guys were being kept in since they all had the same issue.
That was when things got serious and now 2 out of the three are still there. I had emptied the room so I called back to ask if they still had it vacant. I asked if they could keep it that way and they said they would. I told DH the snow was really heavy so I did not want to drive home in commuter traffic on the interstate and all we kept hearing were ambulances. I decided we would book the room and we would stay there till morning.
Meanwhile DH had 2 PT sessions and did very well but still a problem they did scans and decided to medicate him and keep him in overnight. I went to get my overnight clothes from the car and walked a very long way today over 6,000 steps. I was weary so I came back to the room to Spark and I used the shuttle bus to go back to hotel. I left my pillows in the car but I could not carry anything more.
I am writing this blog and then I am going to bed hoping to get a good nights sleep. I did bring my rice bag from the car since the microwave was fixed for us. I can heat it up on this very cold night and hopefully rest.
The room next door has a service dog in side. I think his owners have left him alone and every time I move about the dog barks.
So I hope to sleep well.
I hope DH sleeps well too.
I also hope the dog and it's owners sleep well and stay quiet, that would be great.
Taking DH home to his own bed and soft sheets wearing his own P.J.s would be absolutely fabulous.
GOOD night Spark friends. You all know it is only all over when the fat lady sings today I have had a diet of yogurt, bananas and apples and my tracker is overloaded with carbs I hope I will not be singing too loud.
Once I am home I can get back to basics and back to exercise. I did a video on the spark site but I am too weary carrying the bags and sitting around.
It is off to bed and PLEASE let it be home tomorrow, with cleared roads and no fools on the roads causing problems.
Thanks Pat in Maine.