Thursday, August 09, 2007

This morning's news

Dustin got a few hours sleep but we did have a rough night because they let his medication run out (4 and 1/2 hours) before doing again. They have a policy that they just don't give it automatically...you have to ask, so he woke up in horrible pain. It took about an hour to get the pain under control again. We're not going through that again. I asked them to please bring it in four more hours and not break the continuity of the medication because it just puts him in such severe pain to do so. He's doing better this morning with the pain he got meds on time. I am setting my cell phone on vibrate and keeping it by me all night long to set alarms as to when he should have the meds so he does not miss one and go through this again.

We met with the infectious disease specialist, Dr. Barbour. Looks like Dustin will be here at least until tomorrow on IV antibiotics and then if stabilized be sent home with antibiotic tablets instead of IV. That is a true answer to prayer. First to not have to get the pick line...or have IV's at home. (yesterday we were originally told he would get a pick line put in and have to have IV's at home for a week or two.) However things are getting under control enough that they think they will be able to switch him over to pills and send him home.

I just took a shower. It was so wonderful. :-)

1 comment:

Lady Melissa said...

I'm sorry that what Dustin and you had to go through last night but i'm glad all is well overall. I pray that God will bless the both of you with a BLESSED REST on tonight. Be encouraged and know that you are loved!

Lots of Love
Lady Sutton