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Scary when the phone rings at 5am

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Yep, the phone rang at 5am and it was my FIL in a weak voice saying that he needed my DH. So my DH rushed off to see what was up. The good news is that he only lives live 5 minutes away. So the strong laxative that the nurse had given my FIL kicked in and he was on the bedpan all night. I know too much information, but it all is good. He was so uncomfortable yesterday and his stomach was so bloated and tight and he was in pain as he couldn't "go". So the doctor prescribed the laxative that my DH and I picked up and took over. My FIL called as he was having trouble communicating with the nurse and wanted the bedpan removed as it was beginning to hurt his butt. So my DH got it all straightened out and the nurse checked his vitals and all was good. No fever, so no infection, good blood pressures, etc. My FIL kept apologizing and said that he was frustrated as he felt "helpless". My DH was able to tell him that his is "helpless" right now but not to worry that is what the nurses are for and they all seem to care very much for him. So my FIL calmed down and by the time my DH left was sleeping. It has to be so hard to not be able to move at all and have to use a bed pan. One thing I have never experienced. But my FIL did say that his stomach felt so much better so I think he will have a better day today.
We just walked the dogs and will go over soon and check on him.

Come Tuesday it will be one week down of the two weeks that he has to be completely on his then only one more week.

I do hope all of you are doing great this Sunday. Have a terrific day.
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