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Yesterday September 26, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — ashlieaxandike @ 5:23 pm

I can’t believe how tired I was last night! Sorry about no update!

All was fine till about
noonish-we went to go to PT and half way there andy started having some
chest pain in the middle of his chest. They were worried about a blood clot
and we got him back to bed fast as we could. They said they ordered a test
‘stat’ but it didn’t happen till 5pm. That was a hard wait-im
thinking-people die of blood clots in their lungs. Andy’s grandpa died of a
blood clot a long time ago. And we just waited. And waited.

he does have a blood clot in his lungs, but its a small one in the bottom
depths and it looks like its been there a couple days, so they aren’t
worried about it at all. They aren’t putting him on bedrest, they aren’t
upping his blood thinner or anything. I still wonder what the chest pain is

The meeting happened-he isn’t coming home till probably next week friday.
We won’t have the machine to get in and out for awhile and other things in
the house aren’t ready, and nursing says they have things they can do with
him still. They said we will move him into a ‘transitional room’. Its more
like home-it has a regular queen bed, carpet, its pretty big, I’m assuming
it has its own bathroom(maybe I can shower here), and while I’m here ill be
in charge of his care. They want me to take over so its more realistic. I
wil sleep over a couple times.

I stayed later last night to do bath and the bowel program with him. We
ended up not doing the bowel program-when we were moving him to the shower
chair(first time in the chair) something happened to his bum and he was
dripping blood, and he was in a lot of pain from the hard shower chair. We
washed as fast as possible and got him back to bed. It really was a total
mess. I was down holding his legs off the ground and I was getting totally

Once in bed we were able to see that there is a little cut/tear in his anus
that was bleeding. So we didn’t do bowel care.

I left soon after that-it was a really long day.


2 Responses to “Yesterday”

  1. Kei Says:

    That had to be alarming when he was having the chest pains. Sounds like the transitional room will be nice~ and sleepovers too!

    Hugs & Prayers, Kei

  2. Kimmie Says:

    Oh man, how scary! I hope that they get the chest clot solved before you go home, that is a frightening thing to have to deal with. Next week? that is so quick. If there is anything I can do to help you get things ready, use and abuse me PLEASE!

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