Wednesday, April 9, 2008

PostHeaderIcon The Day After

It was quite nice to sleep in after the "fun" day yesterday -- although it took a while to unwind and fall asleep, once there, I didn't wake up until close to 10 this morning. Fortunately, Mom did the same and isn't quite in the same knot as she was all day yesterday.

After calling over to find out how the patient did overnight, we were told that the breathing tube was out and although sore, he even dangled his legs over the side of the bed.

As promised, we headed back to the dreary ICU waiting room for the 11:00-11:20 visiting window... Dad was mostly alert -- a bit cranky because his throat was sore... we filled him in on what Dr. Lawrie had told us last night. (Still not sure it totally sunk in because of the after-affects of the drugs.)

10 minutes later, we left him as he drifted back to sleep.

I got Mom ensconced in a comfortable chair in the main lobby (near the piano and fountain) so she could start going through the rest of the phone tree... and then headed back to the Marriott to check out. (She'll be staying there for the duration.)

I'm home now -- and though I though I had caught up on the sleep front, I fell asleep on the couch after I ate lunch... I guess it will take a bit to get back into balance.

Tomorrow, I'll go back into the office and ease back into work. Hopefully, Dad will be released from ICU on Friday and back home by next Tuesday or Wednesday.



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