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Tuesday February 11 2020

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Morning

Decent day at work, not too busy or frustrating.  Granted that could always change.  Still a lot to do, and yet another meeting today

Reat of the day was pretty ordinary

Today should be unexceptional as well, I hope

Starting to get stuff ready for my trip to Milwaukee this weekend.  A very brief trip but will be a much needed break

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Good morning!

Herring, I hope your husband is okay with the low urine output.  It's a balance at that age with renal function vs. CHF.  All the best.

Joe, I hope you have a good day.

I'm leaving for Fort Lauderdale at 10:00AM today.  Check in time is 4:00pm and it's a four hour drive.  Will stop somewhere for lunch and allowing for traffic might be around that time we get there.  My desire to miss rush hour here puts us in rush hour there.  Oh well.  

I'm not one of those that packs for days ahead of time.  I haven't packed yet, but being the expert and frequent traveler that I am, it will take a few minutes.  Being we're going to an urban area in the USA, I know I can get stuff if I forget.  

Dropped the dog at my sisters and we went to a Peruvian restaurant that we like.  Was strange not having the dog here but he's in good hands and doesn't have to go to a shelter.  

Bowling was fun but again we had a losing night, getting only 2 of the 7 points. We are now in 19th place out of 20 teams.  Sheesh, at least it's not last.  We deserved to lose because really we all bowled pretty crappy.  

I'll check in on my phone from time to time in the mornings or evenings so I won't be missed.  🙂

Got a call from work that they are getting 12 post ops today and can't handle it because of a call in.  Pretty much daily someone is calling off.  I think we have a flu-shot resistant flu, like influenza A going around.

Noticed that my income tax refund that I electronically filed on the 3rd will be electronically direct deposited tomorrow the 12th.  Will definitely help with finances for the trip.  Love technology.

Hope everyone has good day.  

Edited by Tweety

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Dr's office called hubby this AM and said he needed to go to the hospital this AM ... because he has a collapsed lung! He's going to call the ambulance in a short while. Those who pray, please do.

Back later to update.

NSIME

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Good Morning -

Joe - Glad you're getting decent days at work.

Tweety - Safe travels. . . and have fun! Hope you share some photos!

herring_RN - Hope the blood-work for your husband is OK. As Tweety said, managing CHF and being mindful of kidney function can be balancing act.  (((Hugs)))

NSIME - Hope your husband is OK, too!! Will hold your husband and you in warm prayer.  ((Hugs)))

Still recovering from the week-end. It was busy, and extra stressful, having to deal with the new Meditech Expanse. Sunday, especially, was tough with only about 3 hours sleep before going to work. I didn't have a patient assignment Sunday night. Instead, I floated to the Med/Surg floor and supported the nurses there as they dealt with the new computer charting system. Basically, I did the tasky stuff for them (start new IVs, answer call-bells, pass out medications, draw lab-work, etc.), which meant a lot of running around. It kept me awake, that's for sure. But yesterday, which was my day off from work, I felt like a ton of bricks hit me. Basically, all I did Monday was attempt to catch up on sleep, and relaxed.

Today?!? Both Amy and I are off from work. Not sure what we're going to do today, if anything. It's another dreary day outside, today. Rain, chilly temperatures, melting snow, slushy roads, etc. What I am CURRENTLY doing, besides typing a post here this forum, is drinking First Coffee. It tastes reallllll gooooood!! Both Amy and I add coca-powder to our coffee, which makes it taste extra yummy!! (I like my coffee like hot, sweet liquid-candy!)

I just finished First Coffee. It's time for the Second Cup!

Peace, folks! 🙂

Ted

Edited to Add:

I just recently found out that a talented jazz-pianist passed away. His name was Lyle Mays, and was co-founder of the Pat Metheny Group. I LOVED Lyle's style of piano playing. His playing was so artful and tasteful to the melody and harmonies surrounding each tune being performed by his fellow band members. He was only 66 years old! Here's a tune where he and Pat Metheny play together, side by side. This is a somber tune, one of countless that show-cases Lyle's beauty as a jazz-pianist.

 

 

Edited by Ted

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2 hours ago, Joe NightingMale said:

Stars I'll be praying your husband is released soon

Thank you, Joe. 

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36 minutes ago, herring_RN said:

Praying for No Stars' Hubby.

Thanks, herring!

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Stars - prayers for you, hubs and Nan. Not sure if she'll sense his absence, but I'm sure, Stars, you will without him there for diversion.

Double prayers.

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Our doctor called and told us to see the nephrologist by Friday at the latest. He has an appointment early tomorrow afternoon. 

He still feels OK.

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herring_RN - Glad your hubby still feels OK. Hope the nephrologist answers questions, and provide good medical support.

NSIME - Hope your hubby is doing well, too. 

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Okay ...Hubby is in a 'regular' room, not ICU. His chest tube is in the upper left chest, he is 'enjoying' being able to breathe better, he says. They said that all the coughing he'd been doing all these weeks caused blisters to form in his lung, which caused it to deflate. (You all can tell this is third-hand translation from a non-medical person and one who has retired, forgetting a whole bunch of what I USED TO know, since!) He may be able to come home tomorrow, but maybe it'll be Thursday. They said, "We'll wait and see."

Nannie and I went to the hairdresser. I actually got my hair washed there because having to get Nannie ready didn't give me any time to take a shower. Anyway, this lady has had Barber's training, and she gives a REALLY great cut! While she was giving Nannie a perm, I went out to get a few things from the store, like pads and pull-ups.

We stopped at Hardee's to eat (for an early-ish supper). I have to remember to give Nannie her meds in a short while. She is confused and talking about crazy un-related things. I hope she doesn't start up with that 'packing to go home' business. She wonders where her Daddy is, and have the little boys (???) had enough to eat, and when can we go see 'them' at the hospital (her brother and ...TIM? nobody in this family named Tim!) She keeps thinking that a folded up afghan is a cat. 

Hubby and I decided to tell her that due to the severe flu-season senior citizens and children are not allowed to visit at the hospital. That probably is true, I'm not sure, but it's a good excuse!

I'll be so lucky tonight because I'll have to have the baby monitor in MY room. Not very too "w00t!", but ... OH WELL!

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