Wednesday, October 21, 2009
We are home from the hospital and I am just kind of wallowing around in guilt. We have been here since the 15th.
That’s right. Almost a week as I type this. I am a horrible person for not updating everyone sooner. But, I am also a tired, and never gonna get caught up with anything person. You know…. that kind.
John is just tired. All the time. I have tried to get him to mow the yard help him sleep in anyway I can, but his sleep is restless at best. The cardio guy has him on blood pressure meds that keep it really, really low so this is a lot of the problem. I think the rest of it is that not eating salt and carbs has sapped his will to live. I know it would mine.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
SEE? I fully intended to finish that and throw it out to the blogosphere last night! I suck!
We did go to the cardiologist yesterday and got his Lasix increased by half again and his blood pressure meds decreased by half. So, all in all, he feels much better today.
Does anyone out there have any idea how hard it is to cook diabetic recipes with NO SALT. Both? At the same time? I mean it’s doable… just yucky tasting. I made stew tonight. With low sodium tomato sauce, V-8 Juice and stewed tomatoes. And, of course, stew meat, potatoes, carrots, cabbage, onion and garlic. It tastes good, just needs to cook on low for a while longer to get the meat tender. I sprinkled some of that “Nu Salt” on it and went very lightly with it since it tastes like gym socks… Not that I would know, but… well.
OK, whatev! John is feeling rather hardier today and this is VERY gratifying. He is going to get his flu shot tomorrow. I know what you’re thinking. (Yes I do!) You’re wondering why on earth a heart patient would ever leave the hospital without his flu shot this time of year. (YES, YOU ARE! SHEESH!) Because he’s the biggest tightwad heart patient ever! When they offered him a flu shot, (multiple times), in the hospital, he pictured the free one he could get from his employers. He works for a major supermarket chain and they have pharmacies in each one. Employees are all given a free flu shot. So he declined the ones offered in the hospital. And got some eye rolls from me, that probably went totally un-noticed.
There are 6, (SIX), flu shots left at one of the near by stores and they are saving one for him.
There are no N1H1 shots in Texas. What about you guys? I am really curious about this so please let me know if your state/country has them and if you have gotten or are going to.
Henrietta has no idea about what all has gone on. Well, of course she knows he was in the hospital, but I told her he had a bad case of pneumonia. She has cried for every new person that has come to the house. I think the last ones were my parents. They went home a few days ago.
With each person she goes into a sniffling thing and says repeatedly. “He’s my oooooonly sooooooon!” My mom told John that she feels sure if he had a passel of brothers his mom probably wouldn’t care so much. Of course she was teasing him!
Please come visit me… she needs “new meat” to cry on…
So there! I am NOT going to go on and on and on! And tomorrow morning I am going to start reading posts, SO HELP ME GAWD!
I love you guys so much and appreciate the lovin and well wishes more than I can say! I can assure you of one thing! I never felt alone!
Comment by momx2 on October 22, 2009 at 7:16 pm
I have been so out of the loop in reading blogs (or posting on my own) so I am just now reading about all of the troubles you and your family have been facing. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. Hang in there and know that your blogger buddies are here for you, even when you aren’t here yourself…..
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Comment by Hyphen Mama on October 22, 2009 at 7:22 pm
bwahahahaha…mow the lawn! You are so funny. Would it be rude to make the bland, no salt version of food, then sneak your portion off to a corner and douse it in salt?
I’m pretty sure the flu shot situation in Colorado is dire and the number of doses left is zilch. We’re just plugging along hoping for the best.
Glad to hear you’re home… in the loving company of H and her bowel movements.
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Comment by witchypoo on October 22, 2009 at 7:41 pm
Well, of course, H would find a way to make it all about her! Cute. Hope John gets sorted out ASAP.
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Comment by Jean M on October 22, 2009 at 8:22 pm
I’m so glad you guys are doing well (as well as expected), I actually had been a bit concerned, of course it took me like 3 days to realize I should be concerned, but that’s not the point.
I believe the H1N1 is here in Oklahoma and I haven’t heard any rapid shortage anywhere though. We personally are just going to knock on wood and rub our lucky rabbits foot and hang a horseshoe on each kids neck that we make it through it. The kids have always been healthy so I’m hoping we skim by. We’ll see how that goes.
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Comment by Nicole on October 23, 2009 at 12:32 am
Thank goodness! I am so glad to hear that John is home, and hope that he continues to get stronger and that they are able to wean him down on some of the meds.
I am not entirely sure what the vaccine status here in Colorado is . . . I know quite a few healthcare workers have been able to get theirs, and the school district has informed us that there will be clinics available in early November for the H1N1 vaccine – if it arrives for the general public. I think that my husband will be getting one, but the kids and I are going to just stick to the general flu vaccine.
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Comment by Kelley @ Magnetoboldtoo on October 23, 2009 at 3:15 am
The wonders of the blogosphere, you are never alone.
MWAH sweetie, get to know Indian and Mexican cooking. You can totally do that low to no salt.
Comment by Nan on October 23, 2009 at 3:21 am
I vote for mexican and indian cooking too. I bet you have to cook totally different stuff for Henrietta…
Yeah, make him mow the lawn. Do him good. I hope he has some time off from work to mooch around and recuperate. And you, please take care of yourself.
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Comment by Karen on October 23, 2009 at 7:14 am
I’m glad everyone is home and doing better. Poor H, all alone in her bed with nobody to sympathize with her. I wonder if she’d fall for a dummy. You know, someone to sit in a chair in the far corner of the room, pretending to listen to her ramble. Try an inflatable one. That should be good for a laugh.
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Comment by Kori on October 23, 2009 at 10:23 am
I am glad to hear from you, glad that John is feeling hardy enough to complain about the proce of flu shots at the hospital vs free ones at work (BTW, there are no vaccines available here, and two of my four GOT the H1N1 virus-AND it was a bugger finding a pharmacy that still had Tamiflu!), and also, glad to hear that Henrietta is taking this all in stride. I would expect nothing less of her. 🙂
and I send a big hug to you.
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Comment by Aunt Becky on October 23, 2009 at 5:10 pm
Oh sweetie, I’m sorry. I wish I could come help. I’m not close or I would.
We do have vaccines here, but our high school? SHUT DOWN. 1,000 KIDS ABSENT. Yeah. YIKES.
Hang in there, love.
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Comment by Ree on October 24, 2009 at 11:54 am
Glad to hear you have his cheap ass home. 😉
And there’s no way I’m letting Henrietta cry on me. I’ll let you cry on me, but I have to draw the line someplace.
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Comment by Susan on October 26, 2009 at 2:40 pm
No vacine’s here but the base is sending preloaded shots over to the school for the regular flu (but only for the US ID card holders). Al was down with H1N1 week before last. (And before that she had mono and before that she had strep) I know that there is H1N1 here inside the kingdom there is major paranoia everywhere, but I don’t know anybody that has caught it. Almost all the schools here except the DoDDS one didn’t start until just a few weeks ago, because of all the paranoia. At St. Christopher’s they’ve been doing online stuff the last couple of weeks and now that they are in session the kids are in school 8 hours a day to get the time made up.
Comment by noe noe girl on October 27, 2009 at 11:00 am
Hey I am so glad you are home! Whew! We have gotten our regular flu shots but the piggy stuff is not available yet. They better hurry the heck up though- some of the freeking schools are closing here already! You guys take care!
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