Sunday, May 17, 2015
Rough Weekend....Life Goes On
Things were great on Friday night when Ian went to sleep, however, things quickly turned Saturday morning. Ian's night nurse was doing his AM treatments (nebulizer, chest vest, and cough assist), when he decided for his oxygen levels to drop. After an extra cough assist treatment, we pulled a muscus plug, this was after putting him on 5 liters of oxygen. His heart rate was also elevated to the 160's. We gave him ativan and oxycodone, along with a phone call into his hospice nurse. She told us to give him another dose of the ativan and oxycodone and hour after giving it the first time and that we could give it every hour if needed. Through out the day we continued with the ativan and oxycodone, as well as the oxygen. We were able to get him down to 3 liters but would have to put him back up from time to time. Through out this life must go on, we have visits from cousins and grandparents. As well as our annual Easter Egg hunt...yes I know Easter past but this was the date that worked for our neighbors who put it on for the kids every year. Becca got to spend some time with one of her friends late in the day and even slept out. I got to spend some time with a friend as well who came over for dinner and just to hang. Ian kept us on our toes through all of this. He had a good night sleep, remaining on oxygen and a plug out this morning, As I am updating this, he is down to 1.5 liters of oxygen and we have not had to give oxycodone today. Becca is at her Girl Scout Tea with her cousin and Brian is there working the kitchen. Ian and I are home, watching tv, getting our feet rubbed...oh wait that would be him getting them rubbed, me doing the rubbing...folding laundry and getting ready for the week...after all life goes on.