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Bigfoot's (Phillip's) Progress

This is a discussion on Bigfoot's (Phillip's) Progress within the Orchid Community Support and Special Projects forums, part of the The Outback Terrace Bar category; Such good news!!! Men are the worst patients (sorry guys). Glad he is feeling fiesty ...

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    Such good news!!! Men are the worst patients (sorry guys). Glad he is feeling fiesty enough to do it though. Don't forget to add getting some rest to that list of things to do in the next 48 hours. You are going to be the caretaker at home soon, so you will need some rest to go on. Our best to "Bigfoot".

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    That's great news Maura! And great gift you got for him! Hope he's ready to come home soon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cakedaddy View Post
    That's great news Maura! And great gift you got for him! Hope he's ready to come home soon!
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    Me too! And it's time for him to kick in on the housework, too! I guess I'll let him convalesce a bit first....

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    Glad he is improving this significantly Maura. The only good thing about being ill (especially as sick as he was) is recovering your health enough to appreciate just how good it is to feel 'normal'. All the best to you both. AL

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    Quote Originally Posted by orchidsal View Post
    The only good thing about being ill (especially as sick as he was) is recovering your health enough to appreciate just how good it is to feel 'normal'. AL
    Boy, Al, you said it!

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    Sounds like all good news! YAY!!

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    Great news Maura and fast - from ICU to home! - martha

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    Today's news:

    He had breakfast this morning and can talk (and talk) on the phone. Slight snag - the drop in blood pressure has done some damage to his kidneys, so they're going to keep him in ICU for another day - and then down to the general ward. That's if he doesn't go AWOL again. I didn't realize that when he pulled the ventilator tube out, he also pulled out the n/g tube, and disconnected all his ivs. He told everyone he was going to find his way to see me - which would have been confusing, since he thought he was in Birmingham! Today, he's still talking about coming home by himself; I told him if he did that, I'd lock the door on him.

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    Glad to hear of the improvement.

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    MEN! What is it about men and being ill? Either they are in total denial or whiney as all get out. There just doesn't seem to be a middle ground. Is it that they are never supposed to fail or be fallable? Sure being the hospital sucks, it's not the best place to be sick, beds are uncomfortable, it's usually too noisy to sleep well and when you finally fall asleep someone comes along and wakes you up to take your vital signs. But when you're really sick or injured it is the best place to be, all sorts of medical personnel right at your fingertips to take care of anything that needs tending to immediately. And nowadays insurance companies won't let them keep you longer than need be, as matter of fact they often pitch you out before you really should go home!

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