A little stream of consciousness here: Did I sleep at all? IV antibiotics stopped at midnight, flushed and cleaned the lines, checked the medication book…nothing due until 4 am…took his temp, afebrile…I slept for about four hours there. Up at four for drugs, down for an hour and back up at 530 to get IV ready again…am I forgetting anything? Nope, except to sleep! Need to nap today.
Delayed our drive to clinic, waiting for Bob to stop puking. I’m gonna miss my coffee stop again. I could make it at home, but afraid the smell will make him sick. He does not enjoy coffee the way I do. Drove to clinic with drugged, fun Bobby again. I’m too tired to find his ramblings entertaining. I just want him to shut up. (I don’t care if we’re late, I NEED coffe today). I’ve decided that it doesn’t matter how much you love someone, no matter how long you’ve been together…you really aren’t supposed to spend two weeks of 24/7 uninterrupted time together. I just need to get away for a few hours. But…we only have a couple more days of quarantine, then I’ll get out for some me time. Hopefully his other two care-takers (Aimie and Katie took the care taker class with us) will be over their head colds soon and I can entrust his care to them for a few hours.
Did I tell you guys this one yet? (humor me if this is a repeat…it is the one amuzing thing fun Bobby said today). Earlier this week Bob watched a car pull out in front of me and said, “1 out of 75% of drivers can’t drive”. I didn’t understand and questioned him, he corrected himself, “oh, I meant 95%”. Uh-huh…this is the drugs talking. I just laughed as he tried to explain his logic. (Cindy & Paula—I think it has something to do with osmosis) Anyway, this morning Bob was complaining about my driving and said, “Don’t tell me you’re one of the 75%!”. Somehow this makes sense to him.
Counts still low (sorry Holly…white count still ‘preparing’ to jump up…but not yet). Creatinine still high. Saw Dr. M today. He’s not too concerned about the kidneys either. “We’ll just cutback on a few antibiotics and the antivirals and watch him. The Creatinine will come back down, it’s just the melphalan.” woo- hoo, we get to change the IV antibiotics to twice a day instead of three times a day. = more sleep.
Had a great conversation with the nurse about God. 🙂 she wants to go on a mission trip. We told her about the awesome experience we had on ours.
Mom is good, really good. She came over yesterday and visited. I did not cook her dinner. We ate ice cream.
I think I’ve rambled enough. More later.