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Keeping It Brief

Bob's in hospital with pneumonia, and possibly influenza as well.

I took him in to the emergency room at midnight Tuesday-Wednesday; he'd developed what we both hoped wasn't flu last Friday; fever, aches, etc. He went to ground and stayed in bed all Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. He was incredibly congested, with a cough that brought up ugly stuff, and had difficulty breathing - not good for someone with emphysema - but Tuesday night, he got up and thought he was doing better. Until I noticed his breathing was even more shallow, he was unsteady on his feet, and he wasn't making any sense anymore. Not enough oxygen.

They admitted him quickly, which meant that they were still waiting for the bureaucratic crap to be completed at 3 a.m. Bob sent me home while I could still drive, and he finally got a room at 4 a.m. I got into bed at 4:30 a.m., slept like shit until 10 a.m. and have largely been at the hospital since noon. I'm back now. Took today off, but probably can't do that tomorrow. Andy and Em will keep me a little company tonight, and I'll fall into bed at 9 or so.

Wish him luck, please. He hates hospitals - they haven't treated him well, even though they've saved his life a couple of times. Hospital psychosis is not a good thing. He doesn't sleep at hospitals, which is a sure route to hospital psychosis.

I'm exhausted. I'm calling it a day. Guess I got wordy after all.

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Feb. 22nd, 2018 04:43 am (UTC)
Oh no! Good health vibes to him, and hope he gets to come home soon!
Feb. 22nd, 2018 02:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the good wishes. He thinks they're keeping him in until Friday, so perhaps I can get him home in time to cosset form all weekend long.
Feb. 22nd, 2018 02:40 pm (UTC)
Oh, dear, I hope he recovers quickly.
Feb. 22nd, 2018 03:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks - we're definitely hoping that as well.
Feb. 23rd, 2018 03:55 pm (UTC)
I hope he will feel better soon! It sounds very worrysome.
Feb. 24th, 2018 06:04 pm (UTC)
Thanks for your thoughts. It was very worrisome, but he got a lot of good care and is, happily, back home, where his recuperation will be more comfortable.
Feb. 24th, 2018 08:21 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to hear that!
Feb. 23rd, 2018 09:42 pm (UTC)
Gosh, I hope he gets better soon! All my thoughts go to him, and you—you both take care!
Feb. 24th, 2018 06:05 pm (UTC)
Thanks for your thoughts and wishes. He got very good care, and is now recuperating at home.
Feb. 24th, 2018 08:49 pm (UTC)
That's a relief! <3
Feb. 24th, 2018 03:18 am (UTC)
I only saw this today. How awful for both of you! I hope he was discharged today and that he's safe at home being cossetted by you, and that he recovers fully, and soon.
Feb. 24th, 2018 06:07 pm (UTC)
Thanks for your thoughts. As it turns out, he was discharged late Thursday, so he is at home and being cossetted. Unfortunately, I was diagnosed with influenza just yesterday, so my cosseting comes in fits and starts. Ah, well ....
Feb. 24th, 2018 04:55 pm (UTC)
Wow, you are the second person on my flist this week who's husband is dealing with pneumonia. I'm glad he got in to be seen/treated and hope everything sails smoothly for the recovery. Keeping you both in my thoughts.
Feb. 24th, 2018 06:08 pm (UTC)
Thanks for your thoughts - and I hope your other f'lister's husband is on the mend as well!
Feb. 26th, 2018 05:57 am (UTC)
Gods, bless, honey!! Sending all my love to him!! This has been the WORST illness season and he is the last person who should be burdened with this. Sending healing and hugs and warm thoughts.

Feb. 26th, 2018 01:46 pm (UTC)
I will definitely pass your wishes along. As you've no doubt read in my next post, he's home, and now we can both concentrate on getting better.
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