Oct 28, 2012 - 5:56 am
Well where do I start. George is in big trouble. We went into the hospital last Monday and things are not going well. His poor body is just beat up. He is experiencing kidney failure, horrific diarrhea even while not eating anything. His heart is irratic giving them a bit of trouble, his breathing is labored although oxygenation is now good He has developed a pneumonia in the lower left lobe, he is very aggitated, although I can generally understand what he wants his speech is just not there, he can't talk with any understanding. He has minimal strength although last night he did try to put his feet over the side of the bed and wanted me to help him get up and when told him no, he has to lay back he told me I could help him if I wanted to, he just doesn't understand what is going on. The renal docs were in on Friday and talked about dialysis but they haven'd done anything on that front yet.
Right now I am so very terrified and scared. This came out of the blue and so unexpected. During the week I thought he was doing a bit better and least he looked a bit better but each day now he seems worse despite their best efforts. He is in a private room in a step down unit so there is one nurse and assistant for every 2-3 patients so the care has been extraordinary. He is being seen by just about every department in the hospital. We totally never expected this. We went in to the ER for fluids and such like we have a few other times thinking he would might be admitted for a couple days, get everything stabilized and then go home. I never saw this coming.
So if you have a few minutes please remember my George in your prayers or just send him some good thoughts and vibes.
Late last night when I left to go home and was giving him a kiss goodbye he looked up and said I love you so very much then drifted off to sleep. I met this man when I was 16, we finished high school, went on to college then got married and it has been 42 wonderful years. Life just doesn't seem possible without him.
Love to all - Tina