Yesterday he was unresponsive, b/p's were down around 80/38, sweating etc.   Today he woke up, and wanted a cigarette.  He's of course still in the hospice unit, confused ( in and out)  KWIM.   They did not know if he would make it through the night last night, tonight things are stable.  He's still not eating, but wanted sprite.  We had to thicken it to honey/pudding consitancy because he was strangling on thin liquids.  Today is the first time in 3 days that he has been awake so to speak.  He knows his daughter Karen will be here, actually in about an hour.  I don't know what I'm supposed to feel like, or think.  We were supposed to be preparing for his passing, I don't know if I should forget about that now, and maybe he's getting better.  Confusing.  The only meds they are giving him now, are for comfort.  Ativan, liquid morphene, oh and a liquid antibiotic.  I'm thinking now that he's responsive, maybe they should put him back on his heart meds, that way he doesn't go into active CHF.  Hmm.. I'm rambing.  I'm sure i'll be journaling more tomorrow. thanks all for the prayers.   Oh, and another weird thing, he introduced me to a "friend' of his that worked in the salt mines with him, he thinks that he's standing at the foot of his bed.  I didn't know what to say, so I said "well,he's a quiet man, isn't he Papaw"  Papaw said "yes, he's precious, doesn't talk much" 

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