A New Week, Same old stuff

11 Jan

Yes, we are still in the old ICU holding pattern. Dad has been in ICU at Greenville Memorial for 12 days now. The last FOUR have promised he will get out “tomorrow.” I don’t think my definition of tomorrow and theirs lines up. What bothers me about all of this is there seems to be no major reasons for why he doesn’t get out. Yesterday they requested a room and then rescended the request when he slept too much. Of course, a couple of hours after that decision he woke up, ate a good meal, and talked to everyone. They give him high-powered pain killers at night and can’t seem to figure out why he sleeps so much during the day.

Okay, here is the deal: My dad doesn’t even like to take TYLENOL. So I am not surprised when you dose him with Morphine, Adavan, or Darvacet, that he tries to sleep all day the next day. I am no doctor, but I do know that 1+1=2.

3 Responses to “A New Week, Same old stuff”

  1. Linda Belcher January 11, 2010 at 2:51 pm #

    I agree with that synopsis David. Some people can't tolerate those high powered drugs. Still praying with your family.

  2. Jenny Roof January 12, 2010 at 1:11 am #

    Have you specifically talked to the Dr. about your feelings? You have a right to an answer.

  3. David Wike January 12, 2010 at 11:55 am #

    Goin up on Wednesday for three days to do JUST THAT. And give my mom some relief.

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