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Update Update -- Hospice Day One.


But there were events, both difficult and enjoyable.

The difficulties began a little before midnight when Dianne could not control her coughing.  Her O2 stats dropped into the low 50s despite getting 30 (thirty!) litres of supplemental oxygen.  The nose piece does not fit her space and oxygen was going everywhere except to her lungs.  I also thought she needed asperation but did not know hos to make the aspirator work so i called Hospice.  S called back and gave explicit instructions which i was completely unable to follow,  She came to the house at about 12:30 and stayed until 3:00 to make sure she would be comfortable.  Much later in the morning (10:OO) the oxygen came to  fix the problem.  As i expected, the problem is "complicated" and has not yet been completely solve.

Dianne slept soundly until nearly noon.  By then both daughters were her, the oxygen people had done aquick fix on the canula  problem.  S came by to make sure the O2 people understood the problem.  Younger daughter cleaned the  refridgerator and restocked it, and Dianne's younger sister.  She  promised a visit.  It is 4:00 p,m, and Dianne has not eaten yet.  But things are going well.  She is again sleeping peaxefully.

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nerthus
May. 13th, 2016 11:17 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry she is having problems with her oxygen equipment; my son was on oxygen 24/7 when he first came home from the hospital 2 years ago after aspirating at rehab, and it was a pain for him when he'd try to lie down and sleep. You sound stressed out, which is very understandable, but I hope you find time to get a bit of rest for yourself as well. I'm glad you have your family members to help and the nurse coming out.
pondhopper
May. 14th, 2016 11:01 am (UTC)

Sending good and soothing thoughts as always. May your and Dianne's hearts be at peace.

amaebi
May. 14th, 2016 11:20 am (UTC)
Well, that sounds terrifying and exhausting for you and Dianne especially, but for your family as well. I hold my thumbs for things to be easier! And for your time together to be rich with love.
vaporw
May. 14th, 2016 01:22 pm (UTC)
OMGosh, how frightening.
amaebi
May. 15th, 2016 01:34 pm (UTC)
Any better yesterday?
bobby1933
May. 15th, 2016 02:36 pm (UTC)
Yes,
amaebi
May. 15th, 2016 02:47 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm so glad!
belenen
May. 17th, 2016 06:51 am (UTC)
I am glad Dianne is at least comfortable enough to sleep peacefully. <3
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