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Barbara crossed the veil


And I am alone for the first time in my adult life. Advertisements

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Intubation


As I write this, Barbara is being intubated. She simply isn’t able to breathe well enough on her own. Her CO2 levels are too high, and oxygen levels too low. This is when it starts to make me scared. I’ve … Continue reading

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Life in the ICU


Barbara’s in the ICU. Restraints haven’t been necessary, as she is not sufficiently aware of her surroundings to be a problem. I guess I should thank the gods for the small favors. She has had no periods of coherence since … Continue reading

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Transfer to ICU ordered


No surprise. I was expecting that. Yes, she is that sick.

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Restraints and Tube Feeding


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As The White Count Rises … [Updated]


Yes, you read that right.

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Barbara’s having a rough day [updated]


The term ‘altered mental state’ seems to apply today. She didn’t sleep well, and has been alternating between dream and semi-wakeful states all morning (since at least 5 am). She keeps coming out with comments and questions based on dreams … Continue reading

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Barbara’s EGD Results


Well, that wasn’t too bad. They found a minor ulcerated hernia which the GI doctor believes is sufficient to explain Barbara’s bleeding.

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Troubles continue for Barbara


Barbara, scopes, and bleeding. Interesting times indeed. Continue reading

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Barbara is back at LTAC


She is improved enough that she no longer needed to be in the primary hospital. She is ready to start rehab, and is more comfortable with the team at this LTAC. It ‘feels like home’ after spending so much time … Continue reading

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