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Whew…what a weekend!!
June 2nd, 2008 by Chris

Well we tried to get away just to go be somewhere and do something.  THBBBBBBBBTTTTTTTT!!!!! LOL

Chenell’s dad had his surgery on Fri night and that didn’t get done until 2 in the morning.  The hospital called during the operation to make sure they could give him contrast and blood because he started to bleed like mad. They ended up having to do some arterial graft. Then they couldn’t even do the hip job.  They say UCLA may need to do it and if they do it again they want a vascular guy there in room with them.

So then they woke him up with a tube in his throat which he wasn’t to impressed with. He would wake back up every 10 minutes forgetting where he was and trying to rip stuff out. They did have him strapped down.  Then they took the tube out but he was still so drugged up he was getting pissed at the nurses he was there!  In fact so much for a quiet weekend lol!  Chenell had to go down to the hospital at their request to sit with him or they were going to get a nurse to spend the night with him.  I really can’t take the risk of hanging out in an ICU yet with the whole immune system thing.

On a good note: I noticed I can now walk half a day without my Walkaide to correct the foot drop!!  I had the thing off and looked down and went, “It’s not on!”  and sat and wondered how long.  Now I can’t move the foot too much but it has stopped just falling like dead weight.  I may try the 25 foot walk in June without the cane but I still swagger like a drunk.  I can do 25 feet now on carpet but it’s not a straight line.

There was always this part of me that wanted a cop to take me out of the car when I was perfectly sober and ask me to walk a straight line.  I wanted it to happen just to be able to give him the smile I had planned lol. Would they let me use my cane or would they take it because it’s a weapon.  If I was here in Denver or Philly they may use it to beat my butt lol.
Rock on Walkaide and HiCy.

Keep the prayers coming for Chenell’s dad!  I still selfishly accept yours and appreciate them as well!!

2 Responses to “Whew…what a weekend!!”
  1. Loobie Says:
    June 2nd, 2008 at 10:36 am

    Chris,

    I went as far to ask my Dr. for a “note” stating that I couldn’t walk with one foot right in front of the other on a good day! I’m like you, I’d love to get out and stumble around and then go and blow .000 on the breathalyzer and say “I tried to tell you!”.

  2. Chris Says:
    June 2nd, 2008 at 10:40 am

    See and I never thought about the folk with speech issues and the fun they could have with it too! See MS can be fun! LOL