Thursday, February 17, 2011

Bit late to be saying Merry Xmas and all that jazz

Hi all

         well here it is late as usual ---- good excuse this time-- though I never EVER want this to come again!!!!!

             My darling man 2 weeks before Xmas as most are aware had a heart attack, and was admitted to the local hopsital there and then- sweetheart he is he DROVE to the Hospital with me allthe way saying pull over I can DRIVE!! Only I havent driven much in the past 20 years - post car accident- yes we do have Ambulance Cover as well- but he didnt trust his retired nurses' diagnosis - teach him wont it! When I was finally allowed in the nurse was saying heres the woman who drove him in - I looked at Colin - he did look somewhat sheepish and said oooooh no I didnt he did! He was told by every staff member following that of the ways to come to a hopsital while having a heart attack- gggg

                Anyway a week later the decision was made as Col has a failing Kidney Transplant  to move him to my old Hospiatal the Royal Adelaide - the best in Adelaide nay best in South Australia. so the decision to take Col to theatre was also fraught with danger for the kidney to suffer bady and thought were it would not survive surgery at all, so there were many visits from our renal Unit which is also based at the RAH now, and on the day of surgery the head Thoracic surgeon decided he would do Cols surgery. Cols also got a aortic Valve thats reuired replacement so that was also to be replaced while they did the CABG"- turned oout he needed 43 grafts. When he came out of surgery I could see the Urinary output was not good and over the next 2 weeks it was a fight to get it to function at all  but at present its back to almost a "good" creatinine level.
         Anyway his Surgery took place 2 days before Christmas Day he stayed in Cardio Thoracic Intensive Care Unit (CTICU)overnight and on Xmas morning he was moved back to the Cardio Thoracic ward. On arrival at the hopital Xmas morning Cols face showed some relief - that we were there and anxiety that he was being taken straight back to CTICU. Looking at him I could see his legs were so enlarged with fluid - he couldnt even lift them off the bed- he had at that stage gained 12 kilos in fluid weight and they needed to take some fast action to get this kidney to begin working again- over the next 2 weeks it was up and down eventually we brought him home still on Lasix to help remove fluid retention that remained - he had recovereed excellently from the cardiac surgery and the only problem was the kidney but as I said earleir at present its playing good for now- the Drs in renal unit believe before the endd of the year or within 6 months depending on which Dr is doing the guesternmation as to which one we believe.

        So as you can imagine our Xmas was not brilliant although New years brought us better news still much worry, although at present he remains quite sore on the right side of his chest - the way the body is positioned during cardiac surgery leads to many suffering from this muscullr pain for some time following surgery and we are just hoping this eases off soon - the Dr have assured Colin that this is the cause of his pain.

       So thats it for me at this stage I have many things to put up - not so much of my creating as I have been on a non getting mind around the problems Cols body was throwing at him day after day there n then and my hands shake like the devil these days when I am having one of these anxiety attacks and boy this was a doozy but my mans here and improving so life is settling down slowly but surely and the ideas are coming back fast and furious so I wont be to long to doing some creating.
        More on that later - please forgive me for being such an awful blogger I hope in the coming weeks to make up for it though and to those of you that have joined me as a followers -wowee I have many new ones I cannot believe it  thank you for following me and I hope you will not be sorry you did

        love n hugs Belinda Bear xoxoxoxoxoxoxox


Judi W. said...

You have had a rough go of it! Will keep you both in my prayers!

Bear said...

thank you so very much Judi W keep us in your prayers\
love n hugs Belinda xoxoxox