The good news is we had a pretty boring day yesterday. I like boring. Actually I love boring. And I’ll welcome all the boring days I can get. The most excitement was Erin’s arrival shortly after midnight.
The bad news was that soon after I wrote extolling Jerry’s incredible recovery and our gorgeous room, we were on our way back to ICU. Biggest reason was Jerry aspirated on a chocolate shake that his loving wife ran out to get him when they said thick liquids only and he was dying of thirst. All of a sudden his chest was rumbling and he was gasping for breath.
It was pretty scary. To make a long and not so funny story short, we found ourselves back up in the ICU where they regulated his heart rate with new Meds and a lung doc did a bronchoscopy to clean up his lungs the best they could. Obviously they’re watching carefully for sign of pneumonia.
Fast forward to today jerry had a good day yesterday. Hopefully he will leave ICU later on today or tomorrow morning. They’re doing a different swallow study since the short one still indicates he’s fine with thick liquids and soft foods and he’s not.
Erin’s here. What was that saying Hannah Seay posted just before I started this blog over three years ago? Something like ” Be strong enough to stand on your own, wise enough to know when you need help and brave enough to ask for it ” I emailed Erin and Sean early yesterday morning telling them I needed it (they had been asking to come since before the surgery) and Erin jumped.Poor Sean…by the time he woke up on the west coast Erin had already booked a flight and rented a car
I just talked to Jerry who had a good night I came home last night because he was didn’t fine and my back was killing me. Erin and I will head up there soon in two cars so I can come home if I need to take a nap
Thanjs all of you..for your prayers , your texts, your offers of help. All is well (or at least not awful) and the biggest thanks to Brent Ross who is juggling job and three kids in two schools with three different swim team schedules and all need valentines for the class by Tuesday, Makes me tired just thinking about it.