We had hoped that getting out of ICU would enable Mike to get a good night’s sleep, but that was not the case. With possible inclement weather approaching, I decided to come back to the hospital after dropping the boys off at the Krueger’s house.I got to witness first hand the agitation and paranoia he has experienced every night. The doctor said that there is still some of that blood pressure medication in his system and as soon as it is out the paranoia will go away. Last night he was convinced he was going to die from coughing.
Mike also ran a fever last night and they are not sure why. So, today he is having an ultrasound of his right leg to rule out blood clots. He is having a CT scan to rule out intracranial bleeding, and he already had a chest x-ray to rule out pneumonia, as he has a very bad cough. As a result of the fever, and in my opinion, lack of sleep, he is not talking quite as well today. Dr. Meyer gave his typical line, “This is to be expected. Remember, it’s a long process.” So, I’m expecting better tomorrow!
He missed the occupational therapist and the physical therapist, which will not make him happy. They will both be back in the afternoon. The rehab intake nurse was up and he is scheduled to go to rehab on Thursday, assuming a bed is available. It will most likely be a semi-private room, which may help improve his speech.
For today, I am holding onto the fact the God is holding onto us. He will not let us go, regardless of how our lives look. God has used many scriptures and people to encourage us, so we’ll keep going for another day.