Monday, May 21, 2007

Winding Down

Today Sheena's Pead decided she had Pulmonary Edema. After some diuretics she had improved a lot, and her breathing is immensely better. She still needs the oxygen for now, so we're still stuck in hospital, but at least we're in a private room so we can sleep easy enough. We'll be in here until Wed or Thursday, so I am pacing myself. The hospital environment is brain-numbing. Its hard to read or watch TV or do anything other than care for Sheena and eat and sleep. I am treating it as a good way to completely wind down with no other demands other than Sheena's health. There is no point getting frustrated and impatient with it. Sheena's Nan is going to sit with her tomorrow while I have to work, so I will get out amongst the real world for a while.

7 comments:

Christy said...

She needs to pee it out.
The correct aussie name for the illness is pulmonary oedema, those yanks get rid of extra letters!
I looks after HEAPS of people (granted often over 70 years of age) with pulmonary oedema and peeing is a wonderful cure!
Sending our love
Christy, Jamie, Mark and the dogs xx

mum2brady said...

I hope that Sheena continues to improve and you can be home again soon!

Shelley said...

Oh life in hospital must surely be like an out of body experience - so surreal afterwards. I hope you all get home soon.

Jen said...

It's been a few days since I visited your blog...I'm so sorry to hear that Sheena is in the hospital! I hope she gets better quickly, now that they've figured out what's going on.

Michelle said...

still keeping Sheena in my prayers that she can go home soon!

amy flege said...

i was hoping to get on here and see she was home!! oh well, iam glad they know what she has and hopefully she will be home soon!..hugs!

L. Noelle said...

I wish you the absolute best, and am glad you have such a positive attitude. This has probably been very stressful. I look forward to you being able to take her home! As always, we'll be thinking about you and wishing you the very best.