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Brian in Hospital

Posted by Christine13 Sep 25, 2017

I'm sorry I haven't been here lately, Brian fell and fractured his fibula/tibula.  He's been in the hospital for over a week now.  He had a 3 hour surgery and was in recovery for 8 hours after.  He won't be able to stand or walk on it for 3 - 6 months.  I am having a metal ramp put in at the front door for his wheelchair.  He will be at home on the main floor in a hospital bed, commode etc.  My poor man!  Low platelets and has had about 4 transfusions so far.  Platelets 2x.

God is guiding me through this and I actually am pretty calm because I've been walking about 5,000 steps or more a day.  He has had a ton of visitors all family so far.  Today, Sunday I took the day off and got the house in order and did a big order of groceries.  I was busy all day.  I've been putting in seven - 8 hour shifts at the hospital to be with him.

Everyone is pulling us through this.  His life expectancy with his MDS is up, they gave him four years, so I pray he will live to see his Jan. 25th, 70th Birthday.  If his transfusions start holding better than a few days he should be ok, he normally holds them 3 weeks.  Now he's needing one almost every 3 - 4 days!

I WILL be getting home care, thank goodness, I won't bring him home without it!!  God blessed us with the fact that he didn't hit his head and he is alert and orientated.  Prayers that I can manage with him at home, and please god no more ambulance trips for the next while!!  He is in good spirits and cracking some doozie one liners!!  {Prayers and positive thoughts please.  I am smoking but have only had a very few here and there, will stop completely soon.

xoxo

Love you my EX family!!

Christine13

Update on me and Brian

Posted by Christine13 Sep 12, 2017

Good Morning, all is well here.  Spent the day at two different hospitals yesterday getting 2 units of blood for Brian and his chelation therapy pump put in for the week.  When we got to the hospital they couldn't believe he was still walking because his blood pressure was 100/33.  When we left it was 91/40.  Today it has come up to 110/50.  His doctor is going to do blood studies to see why it is so low.  Yesterday was a long, long day we left here at 7:30 a.m. and didn't get home until 6:30.  We did get a good sleep tho last night and he sees to be doing ok today.  My friend in Florida is ok, but has no power.  My daughter's job in the health care field here is being elimnated, but she will be able to apply for part-time, it all depends on other's seniority there as to what positions will be left.  I am waiting for mammogram results and I think those should be ok.  No news is good news, right?  Seems I have been in a state of constant stress again, but so far managing to stay sane, lol.  My mental health is ok, at times of stress like these I do worry about breaking down again.  I must remain strong for however long I have to.  There is no choice.  I know smoking would only make me feel worse and so I don't do that anymore.  Praying everything will work itself out here.

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