Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Oh Happy Day
Muffin and I are soooo exhausted because we couldn't believe who walked (or should we say was assisted) thru the door last night..... DADDY'S HOME!
We were a little bit afraid of him last night because he has many tubes and funny bags coming out of him and we don't understand what they are for. Mommy told us not to worry because they are going to be there for a while so we have to all do our best to get used to them and to be careful not to lay on them or step on them. Needless to say, we both slept on Mommy's side of the bed last night. We were both too chicken shit to sleep with Daddy. And.... he was moaning and screaming and groaning all night long. None of us got any sleep. Mommy had to get up every hour to check on these new bag's attached to Daddy.
The above picture is from today and we're slowly getting into a new routine with Daddy. Muffin just sucked right up to him and passed out next to him. Notice me, Lily Belle? I'm way over here on Mommy's side of the couch. It's taking me a little bit longer to navigate around all the medical stuff, so I'm keeping my distance.
Mommy has been an excellent nurse but keeps saying that "men are BIG babies and make horrible patients!"
She has to give Daddy medicine multiple times a day, make sure he drinks a lot of water, help him up and down, get him walking around, change his dressings, flush his tubes, empty his bag's, feed him, wash him, take his temperature and so much more. This has to happen until his next surgery where they will remove his kidney. We hope to know more about a surgery date next week. They have to be sure the infection is 100% kicked to the curb before operating on him.
He is still in a lot of pain as he is having bladder spasms from the urinary catheter and he's still passing blood clots. The tube and bag that was put into his bad kidney is producing tiny clots and very little urine. Mommy keeps a VERY close eye on these clots. It doesn't help that the pain medication gives him bad headaches and he refuses to take it. We've got a call into the Surgeon to see if he can give him something different.
When they left the hospital last night, they gave Mommy 2 large goodie bag's. They were both filled to the brim with all the medical supplies she will need for a few days.
We had a visit today from the Visiting Nursing service who checked Daddy over and was very pleased with Mommy's nursing skills. Then we had a nice man stop by with MORE medical supplies.
Mommy is running out of room to put everything. The delivery today was 100 alcohol wipes and a box of 30 syringes. We're gonna be needing every one of those things too! (Unfortunately, we have to pay for it all thanks to our CRAP insurance. We'll just have to give up ice cream and rawhide.)
While we still have a long road ahead of us, we're just going to keep putting one foot in front of the other. As long as we have each other, we're good!
We are blessed and thankful for your friendship!
P.S. Grandpa Bob is doing OK at the moment.