Thursday, September 18, 2008

I need Calgon

Yesterday was "OK". We've noticed that Mike eats better in the morning than he does later in the day for dinner. Last night, he didn't eat dinner. He started coughing and Mary stopped - just like I asked her to. He DID drink all day, but he was also dry most of the day. For that reason, I will be calling hospice to see if they can put him on an I.V. for a couple of days to help replenish the fluid Mike lost on Monday. Because of the fever, he didn't drink as much as he usually does PLUS he must have sweated out at least a glass of water when the fever broke. It doesn't take much to throw Mike's system off. Hopefully they will OK the IV (they did tell me that they DO allow it sometimes). I will be calling his nice nurse - Christa - directly, so I don't have to get upset leaving messages.

One of the most difficult things to deal with during this time, is also having to deal with life's everyday issues. Tuesday night, after the day that I had on Monday, I had to go to Brandon's Meet The Teacher Night. I was exhausted and looked like a mess. Somewhere along the way, I have to get an oil change (the oil light in my car has been on for a week), food shopping must be done and then there's Courtney and Brandon - they need my attention and love just as much, if not more, than anyone else. When I am preoccupied with Mike's problems, it's so difficult to focus on all the little things that need to get done. Apparently I had a doctor's appointment today that I forgot about and have to re-schedule. And of course, I need to go to work everyday. Tonight is Courtney's Meet The Teacher Night.

Anyone remember that commercial..........Calgon, take me away!!!!!!!!!!

Update - I didn't call the nurse (YET) regarding the IV because Mike has been "going" today. If he continues, I will hold off. If for some reason, he doesn't put out what he should, I will call the nurse. I just don't want him to get dehydrated.

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