Bruce's brother Sean was in the news in Nashville. They did the same kind of story like they did here about them both needing kidneys. Here is the link: http://www.wsmv.com/video/21047012/
I'm pretty sad after seeing that so not much into reviewing the day since there is nothing too good to report as far as progress to get out of ICU. His blood pressure is still high. They have him on everything that worked in the past before he started dialysis when it was at it's worst. They have tried many many drugs and nothing is working so far. Before this incident he was only on one -Coreg. He got sick last night but was able to have solids today and did well so far as about 8:30pm. They got him up out of bed and he is very weak and unsteady. Almost worse than when he had the nephrectomy surgery. This whole thing seems worse than that... a seizure! Hard to believe.
There was an incident last night where he woke up and thought someone was after him or something (i did not ask much about it) so he was trying to get out of bed and he was pulling out lines, etc. He does not remember much. Freaked out the nurses pretty bad, so they really got on the CPAP machine today. Three specialists were in the room about it and he's trying it tonight. They think he is not getting enough oxygen when he's sleeping (duh!) and waking up confused.
I agree that he has sleep apnea but it has never been an issue to cause problems. Before he had his kidneys removed he always slept well was not tired during day and has never woken up confused. If it will help him in the hospital I am all for it, but in order to get one at home he has to go do a sleep study and go through insurance to get it at home. We went through this about 5 years ago and they said he was borderline apnea. We got the machine but he would throw off mask in middle of night and when we found out it was coming out of our deductible and costing $400 a month, we sent it back. We will try it again I'm sure. Once again, no one seems to worry about the fact that he was not sleeping AT ALL.
He told me that the poster I made has helped him many times when he wakes up because he knows "amy has been here and she knows i'm here". There is also a white board with where he is at and the date and my phone #. None of this seemed to matter last night, he said he doesn't remember even seeing anything it was like a dream. I explained to nurse how this happened last time when the narcotics just linger for more than a week and he gets confused. I had to work so I only got to be there for an hour this afternoon. His parents spent most of the day before me, but they left today to go back home so he will be more on his own which makes me worry more than before. If he was mentally clear I would not care at all.
Tonight lets just hope he stays in bed, sleeps with lots of oxygen and wakes alert. No incidents please!
2 years ago