Monday, June 11, 2007

Running on Empty

For the last 4 nights I have gotten little, if any, sleep. Mike developed a cold last week and the nighttime has been very tense. He had originally slept in our bed, but he had a few bad coughing spells, so I decided to let him sleep in the hospital bed in the LR. (Even though he sleeps on "wedges" in our bed, I felt they didn't give him the height he needed to be raised up). I needed to be near him, so one night I slept next to him on a cot, the next on his geri chair. Neither night I slept. He slept much better in the hospital bed, but I was NOT comfortable and very much on "alert". His cough is very lose, and for most people they may have been over it, but unfortunately Mike does not have the ability to cough anything up. I decided to take him to the doctor today (Last week a nurse came by twice to check his lungs - which were OK), but the only appointment I could get was 6:30 tonight. I had to quickly arrange for ambulette transportation which is hard to do, for an appointment after hours and on such short notice, but the insurance company found one. I will feel much better after he sees the doctor, and I only hope it hasn't become anything bad. Please pray.


Carl in NC said...

I said a prayer for you and Mike and family.

Carl in NC

Karen H said...

Thank you so much for thinking of us. How kind.