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That I forgot my own home phone number. Had to ask my son what it was. If I have to spend another night with the 15 machines that go "Ping! Beep! Boop! Wooo!" I will croak.<br><br>
He's doing okay. As I write this he's having yet another chest x-ray and if everything goes well he'll have a chest tube removed. He had a melt down and tears yesterday over all of this, it's overwhelming - he just wants to go home, sleep in his own bed and do something other than watch TV.<br><br>
If everything goes as planned he'll be out by Thursday. He's too weak right now for them to let him go. It may well be a great hospital, but it is a hospital and he's needing to not be confined.<br><br>
Did some constructive sabotage yesterday. He's on an 02 meter and it was set to alarm at 95%. When humans sleep it generally falls below that mark, and the frigging alarm was going off every 3 minutes. I'd have to jump up and turn it off. I called the nurse and asked her to page the frigging surgery team and get the alarm level turned down. 20 minutes later in frustration I turned it down - and the nurse came in and turned it down even more. We had a merciful 2 hours without any alarms at all.<br><br>
Under the "It doesn't rain but it pours" department, my FIL has contracted a super bug while in the hospital for a broken collar bone. The missus is kind of at wits end.<br><br>
We'll get through this, but boy am I looking forward to this weekend and sleep.
 

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{{{Grizz}}}<br><br>
Would earplugs help, or is important to you both that you know when he's awake, too?
 

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Thanks for the update.<br><br>
(I've forgotten my debit card pin/code number. Not enough sleep and too busy. I wonder if your son could refresh my memory too!)
 

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I hope things get better for all of you soon. It sounds like you have had a real rough time lately. My thoughts are with you all.
 

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Here's hoping you and your son get home and have a nice restful night very soon.
 

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I have been thinking about your son today and wondering how he was doing. Thank you for the update.<br>
For the first few nights, you will get up and still go check on him. However, you will all feel better just having him home.<br>
Hopefully, he will be home soon.
 

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(((((((The whole Grizz crew)))))))<br><br>
Y'all need a break, pal. Here's hoping the universe agrees with me. And soon. <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif">
 

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Thanks for the updates Grizz. It'll be a long road even after he is out of the hospital. It's likely that he will have to carefully watch his activity level, your family hikes might be in 3's for awhile. I also hear that the chest tube wound may take awhile to heal needs to be monitore for risk of infection.<br><br>
That's what I remember at least from my friend's daughter. I think she was in the hospital in March, she couldn't go on a class camping trip in May (risk of infection). She was able to rejoin the basketball team in the fall though.<br><br>
Does he like card games or Sudoko or comic books? He probably doesn't have a long attention span, (at least I didnt last summer, i'm just guessing on that) so comics are always fun in the hospital.<br><br>
(((Mrs. Grizzly and her father)))
 

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Grizz...you need a ray of sunshine.<br><br>
Sending out some thoughts and prayers your way.
 

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Thanks for the updates Grizz. Big hugs to you, your son, and wife and other son as well.<br><br>
I forgot my phone number about 3 weeks ago. I would say you are just about as tired as you were when your twins were 6 weeks old...
 

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He's home.<br><br>
Docs said it was up to him, and so he took them up on their offer. They had suggested another day in the klink, but he was "motivated". Now the missus and I are going to watch with worms on our tongues (baited breath) to see him through the next couple of days.<br><br>
Now to catch up with work before we catch up with sleep. Thanks all.
 

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Glad to hear he's home. No matter how nice the hospital is how comfortable can you really ever be with plastic sheets under you? {{{{{{{Hugs to Grizz family}}}}}}}}}}
 

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Ah. I hope it's smooth sailing and extra sleep from here on out.
 
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