I finally brought Steve home from the hospital today around noon. He was supposed to be discharged on Friday and they kept him Friday night because he was unable to get his pain under control. On the pain scale of 1 to 10, his was about 15. I thought for sure he would then come home on Saturday but he called to tell me that his blood work was not in the range that it should be and so they kept him Saturday night to bring his blood work back into normal range. I have been very fortunate that the aide has been able to fill in the extra hours and days that we were not counting on to take care of Brian. In addition one of Brian’s friends has been coming around 6 o’clock to help him with some of his needs.
We lost our electricity last night around 4 AM and didn’t get it back until about 5:15 AM. Brian’s bed and the appliances and the security system were all alarming which of course woke me up. I had to find a flashlight to see how to turn on the alarm off. Then I was worried that Brian’s air mattress would deflate and he will be sleeping on the springs. Luckily the mattress holds the air where it’s at so that didn’t happen. When the electricity goes off, that causes Brian’s shower to shut down. I had to figure out which breaker it is on, and then try to reset it. I did find the right breaker and reset the shower properly so he could take a shower this morning. I said that now I have seen the small things that come up in an emergency, I will make a list on how to deal with each, and have it available for future reference.
Brian’s blisters have all finally scabbed over. He is not going to have as much scarring as I thought. That is good news. His whole leg is looking much better, well on to full healing. Thank you for all your prayers on his behalf.
Because I only got interrupted sleep last night, I am tired. It is hard keeping up with the needs of both Brian and Steve. We are going to just stay home this week so we can all recuperate. It will be easier on Steve if we just stay in.
Thank you all for your many prayers. I am glad Steve is finally home and his surgery appears successful and we are able to move forward.