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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; Hi Maura! Just tell Phillip for me that life is nothing but patience and that ...
Hi Maura! Just tell Phillip for me that life is nothing but patience and that good things happen to those that wait. At least now he can joke with the nurses and feel he is a 'true survivor' for what sounds like the second time around. AL
Well, he has his spunk!!! So glad to hear that you got some good news. Is there anything that you could take him to keep him busy and let him feel that he is helping out. Is there some catalogging of plants or something? Maybe he would be a bit more willing to stay where he needs to be then. Tell him to stay put or you will take his coming home present back!
Feisty, isn't he? I believe this is what they call a "non-compliant" patient! He better watch out or they are going to put him in restraints if he doesn't behave better! But if he can do all this then he must be better. Boy are you going to have your hands full when you get him home - have you scheduled that SPA appointment yet?
That's very good news Maura,
YEAH!!! Glad to hear the good news. If he is that feisty then you are going to have your hands full when you finally get him home, surely there is some cataloging, etc... that he can do to feel like he is useful. (That is the worst part for my husband since he has been sick, feeling useless.)
LATEST NEWS ON PHILLIP (as of Sunday, Dec. 4) :
Well, folks - thought I'd be telling y'all he was on his way to the general care ward and then coming home, but that's not what's happening. He's lost a little ground since yesterday (oxygen saturation down from 94 to 85,86) and they've increased his oxygen intake with a nasal tube, but it's still pretty low, so they may have to go back to the mask again. And he's pretty disoriented - imagining things happened that didn't, etc. - and he hasn't been on meds that cause that for 3 or 4 days now, and it's getting worse rather than better. So... that's another mystery. They're back to the wait-and-see game - no estimates at all of when he might get out of the ICU.
Oh, Maura, I am so sorry to hear this. Be strong and believe he will be on the mend soon.