Tuesday, February 15, 2011

this amazing journey

So much happens so fast. He was transferred to the LTACF and he loves it there. They removed the fentanyl patch. Today....he was much better. Day 3 with no dialysis. May not need it any more. Kidney function back up to 15%. Great progress.

He has a gout infection going in his left knee. His glucose dropped to 34 today. But they reacted timely and treated appropriately. Nutrition on board. Endocrinology present. He is still quite weak, but he is going to come home ok.

We talked a bit today. He apologized for his behavior the other day. We talked a little about the future. About how to handle this the next time, and with his poor kidney function, we all know there will be a next time. He's just been given a reprieve for now. He had visitors today and I think that did him a world of good.

He is so weak. Can barely lift himself up off the bed. c.diff still going. Hoping they can get that under control soon. He got up and walked to the bathroom today using a walker. Huge progress!

I'm exhausted tonight, going to bed. But it's such a good "tired" feeling! I really believe he's going to make it this time.



Lynn Barry said...

BRAVO! Oh YES!!!!!!!!!!! XOXOXO

Lilly said...

I am so glad to hear that your hubby is "making it" without dialysis. And you are right: for now, it is a reprieve, but it also buys you precious time to decide what to do when there is a "next time." Hang in there, and enjoy his better health for now. It is GREAT that he likes where he is! May he grow stronger and stronger with each day. God be with you . . .