After the big ending to yesterday, I was actually able to sleep last night. Of course, I had to be at the hospital by 6:30 should the surgeon feel a need to get there early. He didn’t.
That has go to be one of the most frustrating parts of being in the hospital. Couldn’t the doctors have decided on Saturday that they wouldn’t be in until 9:30 and let someone know? I could have slept for 3 more hours! Probably not, but at least a little bit longer.
We did have a bit of excitement this morning. Mike indicated that his chest was hurting, which was immediately followed by a pulse of 160 for a few seconds. That brings everyone running in the ICU. He then said, “My heart hurts.” He did not mean his physical heart, but rather his heart is heavy with all we are going through. I told him to quit being poetic, and never say that your heart hurts in the ICU unless it is physical!
Needless to say, he had an EKG anyway and some followup. I am assuming tonight that we will hear it was just one of those blips in the process.
He is talking more, but still quite worn out. You might be amazed at the number of medications he has been on. He has steroids to reduce the swelling, insulin because the steroids affect blood sugar (although he’s off this now), something to keep the blood pressure low, iv’s, anitbiotics, and morpine when he needs it for pain. Whew!
It’s time to get back to Mike! I may actually post again later about some of the more interesting things around here.