Monday, April 6, 2009

Morning report

Steve's shortness of breath seems resolved. The resident who visited this morning says that the doctor on call made the right decision last night by stopping IV fluids.

Steve hasn't yet had chest X-rays. They need two views, so the scan can't be done in the room. He'll be transported sometime today to radiology.

The resident still thinks Steve is on track to leave tomorrow, assuming the transition to oral antibiotics goes well. As eager as Steve and I are to get home, we also want to be cautious and make sure he's strong enough and well enough to be home.


When Steve was admitted early Saturday morning, his patient care tech was Joan. She's worked the past three 7 p.m.-7 a.m. shifts and has taken excellent care of Steve.

He was thanking her this morning for her compassionate care.

She answered: "Oh, honey, you're the kind of sweet man I just want to bottle up and use as perfume."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's funny! I nearly had an accident from laughing so hard. Words like that are just pearls you want to string up and wear! She's a real jewel.

Glad things are going better. Much love, Mary & Kevin