"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
--Jeremiah 29:11

Monday, August 31, 2009

Here Comes Our Boy

The Connie that we knew and love is definitely making a comeback! He woke up at 2:30 this morning (thanks to his neighbor) and was doing his tricks like fake sneezing and trying to be funny. He would poke himself in the head and then laugh. He almost got a little "wild".

I asked the nurse about turning off the morphine drip (since that was the plan anyway, and since he seems more ready to get up and about, it needs to get out of his system) and she said she won't. She doesn't have orders so she won't do it. But, she will give lasix at 6am when he just had a dose at 9pm and still hasn't stopped having soaker diapers! I told her I was going to hold that 6am dose for two reasons. One is I am not getting him up at 6am to give him meds everyday once we are home. I think it is about time they get these drugs on a schedule that makes sense. The other is that less than 12 hours ago he had it and has reacted quite strongly to it if he continues to pee and pee and pee. I want to ask the NP or the docs during rounds about either decreasing the dose or going to once a day. At home, when his heart wasnt' working as well as it is now, he only took it once a day and it was a smaller dose than what he's on here. We'll figure it out, it just seems insane to me that when you get this close to home that they don't start timing things better.

3 comments:

H. James said...

Go MommaBear!
I am so glad Connie is getting back to his old self again. Hopefully you will be discharged home soon and can get back to your own routine, without any "neighborly" crying to interfere! I am so very happy things are going well.

Yvonne said...

I am in complete agreement!! And glad to hear your silly man is back

Lisa said...

Agreeing here, too!
I know they have to follow doctor's orders, but you would think a little common sense would be involved.

Sounds like you won't be there much longer anyway. Go Connie, go!