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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; Hi Maura! Just tell Phillip for me that life is nothing but patience and that ...

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teena View Post
    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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    There it is, complete and accurate assessment. I've spent many, many days in the hospital - ICU as well - and it NEVER occurred to me to try to escape!

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    Quote Originally Posted by orchidsal View Post
    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
    He is a survivor all right - we've both been declared dead twice in the past - and have lived to the astonishment of the medical community. We are both testaments to the fact that miracles do exist - here and now. BTW, the nurses didn't think he was being either "cute" or "funny" at the time; now, if he moves a foot, they're right on him - and so they should be. He almost got out of the ICU unit before they caught him!

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    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!

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    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teena View Post
    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?

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    That makes me smile, Martha....

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    That's very good news Maura,

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    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.)
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    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.

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    Oh, Maura, I am so sorry to hear this. Be strong and believe he will be on the mend soon.

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