Sunday, July 17, 2011

Exhausted But Still Going

I'm exhausted! I've been spending most of my time since early Friday morning at the hospital with my family. Fortunately the hospital is pretty close so I'm able to travel back and forth pretty easily.

Things have been progressing with my grandma throughout the weekend. The doctor took her off the ventilator just a couple hours ago, which was a huge relief to everyone. Before they would remove all the tubes and such they wanted her to be awake and able to move about some, but she was clearly very uncomfortable as soon as she became aware of all the tubes and such.

So far so good. Hopefully she will be moved out of the ICU tomorrow morning. Things are pretty quiet at the hospital. Her room is very dimly lit and for the most part we've just been sitting around visiting with each other. Yet somehow I've managed to get exhausted anyway. Maybe it's just the stress and all the talking. I didn't sleep well on Friday night and then spent about 7 1/2 hours at the hospital. Slept like a baby Saturday night but woke up just as tired. I think I could have slept all day today.

This fatigue is super inconvenient right now as everyone needs to return to work tomorrow morning so I will be her main support all day. On top of that I must set up new car insurance for my husband and I. Our old policy doesn't cover this area and our 30 day grace period is about up. I get the feeling this will be one heck of a long week.

Did I mention I'm exhausted?

1 comment:

  1. Spending time at the hospital with loved ones is very exhausting. I think it must be the stress of them being in there.

    That is wonderful news that she is off the ventilator, and may be moved tomorrow!

    You can try to rest while she is resting, as most hospitals have nice reclining chairs for the family.

    I wish you the best at doing what you need to do this week!