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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; Good Morning Maura So sorry to hear this. Hang in there, be strong in the ...
Good Morning Maura
So sorry to hear this. Hang in there, be strong in the knowledge that you and Phillip are in our thoughts and Prayers.
Talk to us whenever you feel the need.
"I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how gray the day may appear.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting."
I know these are hard times for you and Phill. First thing in the morning I do (coffee in hand) is plug in the computer and see if there are news from you. I'm praying that we have him soon with us in good health and that God gives you all the strength you need to go through this stage.
Maura, I'm sorry to hear about his difficult night. I know how stressful it can be to deal with a loved one who exhibits delusional behavior or can't keep a grasp on reality. The good news, though, is that they consider him capable of staying out of ICU. I hope he continues to progress - I'm sure there will be little setbacks, but I hope they're little and that he continues to get better.
I agree with Patty that you need to try and look at this as a good thing since they are keeping him out of ICU. Hang in there, we are all here for you. I also look for your progress reports first thing in the morning. I am so glad you are keeping us informed. Please lean on us all you want. The day may come that you will be asked to be the rock one of us leans on.
Sorry to be a bit rushed this am, but please know I am thinking of you both--
Maura - I know how scary those middle of the night calls from the hospital can be - thankfully this was not the worst you could get. We are all on this roller coaster with you holding onto you so you don't fall out. Just think of us as a huge group hug with you and Philip in the center.
Well, it's been quite a ride the past few days. I think I told y'all he was moved to a general ward earlier this week. His progress is still somewhat erratic, but generally improving. As they wean him off all the medication supports he has had, he is far more aware of the pain and frustration of being so sick, so he's been a little down - which means I am even more on 24/7 call than ever. Today, he was able to walk about 20 feet with a walker and a physical therapist guiding him, but any more moving around in a day is out of the question. He also thinks he may have cracked some ribs with all the coughing. But, his heart condition is stable, his oxygen saturation is much better, and he's a whole lot less confused than he has been. I'm not satisfied that he's out of the woods yet, but things seem to be going i the right direction. I DO think it'll be some time before he can come home - he still needs a lot of medical and nursing care.
I'm sorry to have dropped my updates for a few days, but I've been run off my feet and scarcely had time to get online. Sleeping has become a distant memory.... but the anxiety has quieted some, so maybe I'll be able to rest a little soon.
Thanks to all who are tracking us! We appreciate every single one of you!