Monthly Archives: July 2012

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

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

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

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

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 #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

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.

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

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

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