Monthly Archives: July 2012

Practice run for being able to recover, take meds, and blog all at once. It lasted for all of one minute.

Hospital Update #6: One foot in front of the other

Saturday began with a 5:30am wake-up visit from Joe, the night shift nurse. It’s never too early to begin your day in the hospital. By 5:45am Summer was upright in a chair next to her bed, and expected to stay

Practice run for being able to recover, take meds, and blog all at once. It lasted for all of one minute.

Hospital Update #6: One foot in front of the other

Saturday began with a 5:30am wake-up visit from Joe, the night shift nurse. It’s never too early to begin your day in the hospital. By 5:45am Summer was upright in a chair next to her bed, and expected to stay

Embarking on said kick-ass lap. Please disregard ICU hair. ;)

Hospital Update #5: The Kick-ass Lap

“Am I just making shit up?” That’s Summer’s sentence. Twice today she has given us a sentence that had no basis in current time or space. Then she has paused and said….”I’m making shit up, aren’t I?” This is the

Embarking on said kick-ass lap. Please disregard ICU hair. ;)

Hospital Update #5: The Kick-ass Lap

“Am I just making shit up?” That’s Summer’s sentence. Twice today she has given us a sentence that had no basis in current time or space. Then she has paused and said….”I’m making shit up, aren’t I?” This is the

LaToya was my ICU savior.

Hospital Update #4: A long day, and improvement

Finally the pain has been tackled with Dilaudid and Summer has achieved a more comfortable situation, having brought the pain under control. Today our nurse was LaToya and what a great lovely character she was. Always a smile, always concern,

LaToya was my ICU savior.

Hospital Update #4: A long day, and improvement

Finally the pain has been tackled with Dilaudid and Summer has achieved a more comfortable situation, having brought the pain under control. Today our nurse was LaToya and what a great lovely character she was. Always a smile, always concern,

Hospital Update #3: Rough night…

Summer had a very difficult night. Pain control was the whole story. Although she was started on a PCA (patient controlled analgesic pump), which seemed to sort of work, the next decision was to put her on percocet so that

Hospital Update #3: Rough night…

Summer had a very difficult night. Pain control was the whole story. Although she was started on a PCA (patient controlled analgesic pump), which seemed to sort of work, the next decision was to put her on percocet so that

Hospital Update #2: Recovery starts

7:00pm Wed eve. The respiration tubes were removed from Summer’s throat around 5pm, so she only had them for about 7 hours, which was good. There were indications that she was breathing better on her on own than with the

Hospital Update #2: Recovery starts

7:00pm Wed eve. The respiration tubes were removed from Summer’s throat around 5pm, so she only had them for about 7 hours, which was good. There were indications that she was breathing better on her on own than with the

The last thing I saw before waking up in the ICU.

Hospital Update #1: Perfect!

Summer went into surgery about 7:45am this morning and was out at 1:15pm. The area where people are prepped for surgery was crazy loud, which was a bit distracting and therefore good. The anesthesiologist came by, and Summer’s surgeon, Dr.

The last thing I saw before waking up in the ICU.

Hospital Update #1: Perfect!

Summer went into surgery about 7:45am this morning and was out at 1:15pm. The area where people are prepped for surgery was crazy loud, which was a bit distracting and therefore good. The anesthesiologist came by, and Summer’s surgeon, Dr.

locks_of_love

Locks of Love

One of the things I’ve been trying to focus on in the run-up to surgery is that I’m fortunate to have a problem that has a solution, a problem that can be fixed. Many people aren’t so lucky. Therefore, I

locks_of_love

Locks of Love

One of the things I’ve been trying to focus on in the run-up to surgery is that I’m fortunate to have a problem that has a solution, a problem that can be fixed. Many people aren’t so lucky. Therefore, I