UPDATE hospital admit and anticipated release

Last evening I had another spike in temperature, but it resolved itself without any Tylenol® or ice packs. Also, it was not a severe spike, having gone up only to the upper 101s. The current thinking is that the spikes were from the chemo and are now subsiding as the effects of the chemo diminish.

I had a lousy night of sleep, so I am now just getting more alert. Ironically, the physical therapy person came by just as I was finishing breakfast and wanted to do an assessment of my strength. I was like a big floppy noodle and also had to complete my regular breakfast routine, which is time consuming but not anything I can postpone. She waited. When I finished and returned to the bedside, I was tired and needed some down time, but she insisted on taking a blood pressure, which she thought was alarmingly high (155/85) even though I told her I needed to settle down and it would decline. She cancelled the rest of the assessment and left. Now, just 30 minutes later I’m ready to run around the floor. It figures.

Pulmonary has also called and instructed the nurses to gather supplies in preparation of the removal of the pleural tube in my side; this is a good sign as the last two days yielded minimal response from the pulmonary team about removing my tube. I have no idea what to expect, other than someone told me it feels weird when they pull it out. I guess there must be some pain or at least discomfort since that tube has been in there since 9/15/12 when I had the pleurodesis.

I will learn soon enough whether I am going home today or tomorrow, but I’m guessing today, especially if they pull that tube out earlier than the evening hours.

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9 responses to “UPDATE hospital admit and anticipated release

  1. Roni (RaptorRapture)

    Hoping you get out early today and can get home and relax and get some real rest…impossible to accomplish in the hospital…..Keep us all int he loop and we will keep you in our hearts!

  2. Glad to see you again online. Looking forward to hearing that you are home! As are you 🙂

  3. I forgot you still had that tube. After my DIEP flap reconstruction, they removed what looked like five feet of tubing. It just felt weird. I was aware something inside me was moving, but there was no pain, and it was over in a blink. Keeping my fingers crossed you can go home.
    XOXOXO,
    Brenda

  4. So good to see you are able to give us an update. Good luck on the tube removal and pray you are able to go home very soon. Always nice to get back to your own surroundings 🙂

  5. So hoping you are writing your next blog entry at home! Sending my love and prayers!

  6. Here’s hoping you are already home. Very nice to hear from you and hope you are resting peacefully. Love and Hug’s

  7. It was great to hear you are going home and verya excite that you were able to do the posting happy to hear from hubby but when it is you posting we know things are getting better get some rest

  8. I’m sure it will be good to be home Donna. Sounds like some progress, I hope you’re feeling better.
    joey

  9. I look forward to your being able to go home. Hugs and prayers XoXoXo-Susan

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