Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Still Home Alone

Just a quick update as I've got to run out shortly...

The docs decided to keep Skip in the hospital while they had some results, but wanted to get more growth in the culture. They started her yesterday on twice a day IV antibiotics. She had a mild allergic reaction to this antibiotic in 2007, so they're giving her Benadryl beforehand as they really want to use this particular one.

She called this morning and before she even gave me an update, I knew from her voice that she wasn't happy. The resident had come in this morning (trailing along with him 5 students) and told her that the culture is growing very slowly and so she likely would not get out today.

It's funny how quickly routines can develop. Since her first full day in the hospital, I've spent 3 or so hours with her each day from late afternoon into the early evening. While there, we look over the menu and order her dinner. This way, I can feed her. Since she's lying partially to one side, she can't get in a position where she can feed herself. Yesterday, she wasn't feeling that great and was practically falling asleep most of the time I was there. I think it's mostly a combo of the Benadryl and antibiotics that are making her feel crappy. So, we held hands and I watched tv while she drooped.

7 comments:

Josie said...

Cranky, I know that's disappointing to you both, but it sounds like a good course of action. She'll be home before you know it.

Take care sweetie.

kmilyun said...

well dang nab it. hang in there and I bet Skip will be home soon.

Cranky said...

You folks were both right. Skip did come home quickly. Actually, last night!

Patrick said...

Reading your comment above well ... what can I say now except, welcome home!

Caregivingly Yours, Patrick

Cranky said...

Thanks, Patrick! It's been a busy day.

lightning36 said...

Home already? Great news! And the little vacation probably helped. Best wishes for some good healing the next few weeks.

Cranky said...

Lightning - thanks! Yep, that break was helpful. Good to get it, because it's going to be busy here with me having to give IV's to Skip twice a day.