Monday, May 24, 2010

Yesterday and Today

Hey, Y'all,
Yesterday (Sunday) Dub was sleeping all day. On Saturday, he had drunk the magnesium citrate and been given Miralax to aid in the cleansing of his innards, and the result was seven times and diarrhea. He was quite weak after all that, and so, even though he had at least 8 visitors, he slept through their visits. I finally wakened him enough to eat supper last night. Among those who came to visit were Mae, her son, Fred, and Imazo. Also, our neighbors came to visit him and he just slept on. Ha.

This morning when I arrived, he was sleeping and slept most of the day. He did not get to eat breakfast or lunch because of the Hida Test that he took around 11:30 this morning. It has to be taken on an empty stomach because of the dye they inject into the veins. I was told this morning that he had pulled out the intravenous needle during the night. I asked him today why he had done that and he replied that it got in his way. When they put in a new one, they put a bandage around it to keep him from doing the same thing again.

The nurse at the desk told me this morning that they are still giving him an antibiotic for the infection that is apparently still in his body, and that his renal problem seems to be over with. If they have to do a gall bladder surgery, he has already said that he doesn't want it done. He also said this afternoon to get him out of that bed before they kill him. I told him that is what we have been trying to do by getting him up and on his feet. He is reluctant to get up and walk. I don't know yet the results of the Hida test of his gall bladder.

They brought in his supper tonight and he ate most of it. I soon left after I had finished feeding his supper to him. He was ready to go to sleep again.

I had the neighbors down for supper tonight and we had potato soup, cornbread, and chocolate eclair dessert. Then we played Aggravation, a board game which is a lot of fun.

I am really tired and sleepy tonight, so I guess I will go to bed soon and watch the final episode of Law and Order from bed. Hope I can stay awake for it, but I am not sure. This is Blabbin' Grammy signing off for today. More later. Much love and many thanks to all of you for your support. Bye for now.

10 comments:

myletterstoemily said...

sweet dreams. . . .

WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

Have a restful sleep, Gramps is being well looked after. It must be so worrying for you. Will be thinking of you both.

Yvonne.

aLmYbNeNr said...

I sincerely hope that Gramps gets better soon and can get out of that hospital bed and come home. My thoughts are with all of you.

Trudy said...

Poor Gramps...I am praying that the recovery continues and he can soon be home with you where he doesn't have to worry about iv's and missing meals, etc...

God bless you both Ruby!

thesouthernlady64 said...

Thanks for the update on Gramps and hope that he gets much better and will get out of the bed and come home soon. Take care of yourself, too. Love and hugs.

thesouthernlady64 said...

Thanks for the update on Gramps and hope that he gets much better and will get out of the bed and come home soon. Take care of yourself, too. Love and hugs.

Jan said...

You, take care of your self through all this!
Hang in there.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Stay strong, Ruby!

arlee bird said...

As much as Gramps is having to deal with no wonder he wants to sleep--it all sounds draining. What an ordeal for both of you. Thanks goodness for those little moments of recreation you've been getting.

Lee
Tossing It Out

Nishant said...

Thanks for the update on Gramps
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