ginnyde Posted July 19, 2004 Share Posted July 19, 2004 Friday morning I went into the hospital to have my urethrea dialated. Short procedure - home by noon. Wrong, when they intubated me I started coughing. Turns out I aspirated whatever. So home by noon on Friday became home by noon on Saturday. Earl got very agitated when I didn't come home as planned and I was very agitated that I wasn't home as planned. Fortunately, with friends, family and my angel LPN Earl and I have been well cared for. It is just now that I am beginning to feel like a human being again. An in some ways it was a comedy of errors - like I had to come home catherized. Had a day (leg) bag and a night bag with a 40 feet hose, I swear, caught on everything. Lost the cap to the day bag first night, so I was tethered to the bag from he!! until this a.m. Little scary though since on Friday they took a chest x-ray. All of us here are very aware of what they can show. It did show infiltration in the lower right lobe but they told me it in no way looked like cancer. But I am now in the hands of a pulmonologist. The hospice nurse was here this a.m. and said that Earl is doing great, good heart, good lungs, good blood pressure. She wants us to get him up into his chair everyday. We did for over an hour, so he is now snoring across the room from me. I am now going to catch up on all the news about my friends. I am only hoping that it is all good news. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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