Monday, June 25, 2007

Sunday Update

We're looking at Wednesday for possible discharge date. The arm looks horrible, but he is feeling better. Temps are still going up - but not as high. His highest temp today was 100.1. His arm is now encased in lots of gauze and pads and he has to keep it upright in a sling. Guess it's not too uncomfortable as he slept with it like that last night and had a decent night's sleep. His appetite still isn't too good, but it's getting better.

The bad news? We're looking at a possible three to four weeks of outpatient treatment. And that also means three to four week of unemployment. AND, (there's always something else, isn't there?) the antibiotics we need have to come directly from the company itself - and you pay up front.

I'm tired. My daughter and I went to the hospital this morning, then came home. I cleaned house because I couldn't stand it anymore, and then took a well-deserved nap. We went back to the hospital this evening.

I'm trying to get all the financial paperwork rounded up. Looks like the VA might be one source of help. We'll see what happens.

I'll be back to work tomorrow and maybe throwing myself into the job will help me forget about some of this stuff for awhile! I'll go over to the hospital for lunch with hubby and probably be making lots of phone calls. :-)

Thanks for all your good thoughts and prayers.


  1. Melissa - more hugs! You must be exhausted. But I'm glad your dh is doing better. And even happier to hear the VA may be able to help.

  2. Michelle5:16 AM

    I do hope the VA can help you! And hugs and prayers for a continued recovery.

  3. I am just catching up and reading what you're going through, Melissa. I'm so sorry! I hope the VA can help and that hubby bounces back quickly. I'll be thinking of you and sending lots of positive thoughts your way.

  4. Anonymous7:16 AM

    Hey MM -

    Thought about you all weekend - and prayed too. Let me know what I can do to help!


  5. Thanks for keeping us updated, Melissa.

    I hope the VA can help. That would alleviate one of those major worries, I'm sure. *hugs*

  6. Melissa,

    My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Glad to hear your hubby will be released soon from the hospital. Keep on keeping on, and if there's any Dove dark chocolate in the house, it might make things seem a little better. Sending you lots of hugs.

  7. Melissa, I'm just catching up with your terrible weekend. I am so sorry about your husband's sickness. I keep hassling my DH to find out the details of his insurance but he just won't do it, and it worries me. He says it is all sorted but I'd like to see the policy because you never know when life is going to hit you in the face.

    Our son is sick today. Nothing serious but watching over the sick is tiring work, without all the financial woes.


  8. I just caught up with blog reading and I am so worried for you and your husband. I am sending lots of good thoughts and prayers your way. Keep us updated.

  9. Thank you all so much for your comments. I appreciate each and every one of you!!!


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