Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Quilt friends at the hospital


Dad had a fairly restful night after they gave him a little bit of a sedative. He has begun to be awfully anxious now that he's more alert and he realizes he has the ventilator down his throat. He can't talk and he is trying so hard to tell us what's on his mind. We haven't seen a doctor yet so we don't know the whole story for the day. But, we do know that he is improving, thank the Lord.

11:00 a.m.
Finally saw the pulmonary doc and the cardiologist. They concur that he is improving, albeit, slowly. They do not want to remove the ventilator until the lungs are clear and there is still quite a bit of fluid on them. They don't want to push too many diuretics because that would put a strain on his kidneys. Still a waiting game...

A quilty note...I met two ladies in the the waiting room that quilt! I saw one of them the other day and she had a shirt on that read "I'd rather be quilting". I hadn't had a chance to find her again until this morning when I saw her in the waiting room. She and her mom are from a town near here and we have mutual friends! How's that for "it's a small world"! I hope to take my laptop to show them some of my quilts.

Brother H. has gone to shower and bring back lunch. Think we're having Quizno's today.

4 comments:

Susan said...

So glad he's improving. I know it's never as fast as one would like, but he's going in the right direction.

Nifty that you met quilters. I guess we are everywhere!

Holly said...

Veronica, your dad is in my thoughts and prayers. Don't forget to take care of yourself, too. And Happy Belated Birthday! How special of your friend to bring cake and presents to the hospital :)

Hanne said...

Speedy recovery to your father!

Screen Door said...

Hang in there kiddo --- our thoughts are with you...