Sunday, July 19, 2009

Better nurse - rougher night

11am The nurse was VERY responsive last night and so far today. (It pays to make a fuss!) But Kendall had a very bad night. He had a high heart rate and low blood pressure most of the night and had coughing fits that would not quit. His coughing woke me up around 5, then he finally fell asleep a little while later. He slept for about 3 hours, then woke up coughing hard again and went to the bathroom. (Thankfully, there has been no new blood when he coughs.) He is now sleeping again, thank God. Ii napped in the recliner by his bed so I could intervene for him and talk to doctors so he could sleep. The patient advocate came in, too so the issue is now on record.

8:45pm - he got some good sleep and is feeling better tonight. I had a couple of naps trying to catch up on my sleep, too.

10pm - oh, I'm pmsing big time, so I'm weepy and cranky which doesn't mix well with little sleep. Today was a definite rest day so I'll try to get out and walk tomorrow. Kendall is now on his xbox 360. Yay! :-) The respiratory therapist came in and said the docs have ordered treatments for FOUR times a day. Kendall's normal schedule is maybe 4 times a WEEK! Since that cuts into his sleep time AND makes him cough more, he's none too thrilled about it so we'll talk to his regular docs tomorrow hopefully. Weekends in the hospital really SUCK because all of the rookie doctors are on duty and they are the ones who don't know Kendall's mode and personality - which has a big, wide stubborn streak! ;-) I'm here to be advocate for my baby bear.

I had my hubby bring me a sleep mask and ear plugs so hopefully I can get to sleep a little quicker tonight. But for now, I think I'll read some more of Atlas Shrugs. Just started it today. Never got more than a couple pages read before dozing off.

Oh wait, one more thing. Yesterday I logged over 11,000 steps and a little over 5 miles on my pedometer. NICE! Today was less than 2000 and not even a mile. But rest days are GOOD! :-D And my calves are still screaming from the 10 flights of stairs I did on Thursday.

OK, MamaBear OUT!


Anonymous said...

I keep hearing that you're supposed to take a day off a week...hope your legs recover soon!
Glad the nurses are better, but oh I hope Kendall's better and get outta there!
Know that I'm here lifting your family up in prayer!
Hebrews 6:17-20 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath: That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
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Fat[free]Me said...

Just caught up with your blog and am sad to read that Kendall is so poorly.

Hope he gets well soon and you are coping OK.

Patty said...

I am amazed that you can even think about exercise, let alone actually do it, with everything you are dealing with. Hope today is a good day for you and Kendall.

Ro said...

Glad to hear baby Bear is better....but still in my prayers. You need this get it.
I can totally understand the weekend issue with the docs. when my mom was in the hospital it was so so very frustrating...and we had to deal with some pissy nurses and worse a HORRID doctor with no bedside manner AT ALL.
keep on their butts so that he can receive the best care possible!
Sending HUGE hugs your way!

Jenn said...

I hope he's turning the corner and is on the mend - playing his games is a good sign, right?

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