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Friday, September 25, 2015

I still don't have all my furniture--and my apartment looks like the perfect place for Oscar the Grouch's cousin, Hubert the Box Monster; full boxes here, empty boxes there, and in between boxes everywhere else... LOL

My friend's hubby is STILL in the ICU. He was not tolerating the cold well, and had a lot of breathing problems, so they had to wake him. They've been feeding him through a tube into his stomach but he wasn't having bowel movements so they installed a tube--which wasn't working. They couldn't get him off the respirator even though he'd regained consciousness... he couldn't get enough oxygen and he would panic. They wanted to do a tracheotomy but the surgeon found out and had him moved to a cardiac surgical ward. They would have had to put him on blood thinners and that would have postponed the surgery. And the new hospital took out the tube and gave him a laxative! He's doing fine! LOL

Turns out the pulmonologist he'd seen the day before the heart attack had some test results the other hospital weren't taking into account. The pulmonologist at teh new hospital looked at them, and......yesterday he had surgery, not on his heart but on his LUNG! He passed his breathing test with flying colors almost immediately after the surgery, and they planned on removing the respirator sometime today but I haven't heard...

His heart is doing remarkable well, considering. They'll be putting in a stent and hopefully giving him a few months rest and rehab before they do the bypass.

Prayers really work.

He is not out of the woods by any stretch of the imagination, but it's a real miracle he's alive at all! And now he's got the right team working with him and he's doing very well, he actually has a chance now at a reasonably normal future...

Thanks gang, for your contributions!

Amigo isn't too happy right now. Can't say I blame him, three moves in three months... then a few nights ago he tried to get up in my bedroom window, and the blinds were down so he slipped--and fell right on the fan, which was running. The fan went crashing over, waking me up. Didn't know I could do sit-ups like that... I had to chase him down to make sure he didn't get injured again.

Now, he's hiding in his crate and doesn't want to come out even to eat. I'm dragging him out physically to spoon feed him. There's hope--last night he VOLUNTARILY ate the food I'd mixed his calming medicine in! He didn't eat his kibbles, but I think he's on his way to recovery... Poor little guy.

The other two are having fun, and getting curious about the rooms I haven't let them into. Still waiting for some of the furniture and I don't want to chase them around to bring the pieces in... LOL

As soon as I can find my camera, and there's something besides a sea of cardboard , I'll try posting some pictures.
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  • WENDYJM4
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    996 days ago
  • MOMMA_BEAR_69
    Glad to hear a good update on your friend's DH! Continuing prayers for him, his wife and for you as well as poor Amigo.
    Wishing you a wonderful week as you continue to get things in the order your prefer and get rid of the empty boxes.
    Prayers, blessings, love and hugs,
    Helen
    1022 days ago
  • I.M.MAGIC
    Update on Bill, my friend's DH...

    He is off the respirator and breathing well, but...

    He now has encephalitis, is in a state of delirium and is not allowed ANY visitors. He gets upset when his wife doesn't take him home, and doesn't understand quite where he is or why right now. The doctors say it may have been induced by keeping him on heavy sedation too long, and he is not getting any sedation at all right now, they want it out of his system. It's going to take quite a while for that to happen. He's pretty sick. We are all praying for him...

    On a lighter note... there are even MORE boxes now... but my storage unit is EMPTY, as of 8:35 this evening! YAY! emoticon

    Thanks for all the support...
    Kathy emoticon emoticon
    1022 days ago
  • MORTICIAADDAMS
    I'm so glad to hear that your friend's husband has a much better chance of recovery now though I'm sure it will be a long ordeal.

    Poor little Amigo. I hope he is okay. We still call Runtster "Amigo Runt" after Amigo and he seems to like his new name.

    I'm hoping you get your furniture moved in soon and everything back to normal.
    1025 days ago
  • NASFKAB
    good news on both counts having a good place to live in & your friend's DH isbetter
    1025 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Well, settling in is a pain in the butt, but glad you're in a nice place.

    So happy that your friend's DH is doing better.

    HUGS and prayers.
    1026 days ago
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