“D” is for DRIVE and today Ted has to drive to Cleveland and back for his job. He was up early and that brings us to another lovely “D” …
He stopped by the hospital on his way down the road to deliver me a cup of coffee 🙂 It was lovely. However, the nurse was nice enough earlier to also bring me a cup of coffee (not as good as the one from home) but that resulted in too much caffeine. One of those should have been DECAF.
Amanda slept a lot last night but is doing this DESAT thing.
What is that “D” word you ask?
Amanda’s oxygen levels all night would DROP and she would ‘desaturate’ – meaning she was not receiving enough oxygen through her lungs – and the alarms would go off and her heart rate would soar to try and move the oxygen-carrying blood. It’s like watching a roller coaster … all … night … long … and with all the bells and whistles and alarms. Okay – I shouldn’t complain ‘cuz we both slept pretty well from 10p to 3a … and THEN the roller coaster ride commenced.
“D” is for DREAM. As I was sitting next to Amanda’s bed and DOZING off I had a dream that Amanda was in our kitchen at home and sitting in her wheelchair. She started turning purple and all those other awful colors that she turned last Saturday and I said, “Oh look everyone, look at her color, she’s going to crash” …. And then I woke up. Bad dream. Bad bad dream.
So right now I wait while she finally has her spinal tap – or lumbar puncture – whatever you want to call it. We need to see if her staph infection is in her shunt and brain. That will DETERMINE what happens next.