Sunday, June 12, 2011

Up and Down and Up

Friday and Saturday we continued on a downward spiral. Saturday the Doctors and nurses were quite concerned, to the point of quizzing Dwight (and I) on his DNR. I left for lunch, a nap and off to work not knowing if I would get a phone call of bad news.

The Doctors decided Dwight was sleeping too much because of the pain meds he is on. Also the baclifin, that he has been on for years. They lowered and stopped some of them. A Doctor from his family practice noticed that he hadn't had one of the IV antibiotics since Wednesday and wrote orders for it and another one that he has had in the past.

This morning he is conversing, not quite normal, but understanding our questions and giving good answers, slowly. They are going to replace the dialysis ports tomorrow and do dialysis. Maybe, maybe.....back to Mill Run soon.

I am not going to count any of it as a 'for sure'. I would love it to happen, but I know my husbands health is still percarious and will take one day, one hour at a time. Dwight belongs to the Lord and we both are at peace with whatever the Lord chooses for us.


Swedish Mama said...

Since I posted this Kristen & her two visited. A couple of times Dwight started random conversations with us, especailly the kids--neither Kristen nor I are sure what Dwight was talking about. Altho they (DRs) say his blood work is good and it seems the infection is gone, I am not sure what is going on. It is diffuclt for all of us. Karin and the boys are visiting now, we will see how he is while there are there.

Hollie said...

Just wanted you to know that we requested special prayer for Dwight this morning in church. Trusting that you and your whole family will feel surrounded by the prayers that are going up for you. You are so can only take it a day, an hour at a time. God will give you the strength that you need. Let Dwight know that everyone out here sends their greetings and prayers.

Coy said...

I don't do well with these sorts of things, I'm much more of a "comforting presence" type person than knowing the right things to say. We're planning a trip up there as soon as I can get free from work. Thanks for the continued updates. It's not something my heart can take reading every day but I like to come through every week and see how things have gone. If there is anything that I can do for you, please don't hesitate to email or call me any time.