Thursday, November 19, 2009

the week from hell

This week has been horrid. Adam was readmitted Sunday for a leaking shunt. On Monday he developed severe abdominal pain and distension and was vomiting every 5 minutes. He was developing pancreatitis. I couldn't get the nurses on that floor to understand the gravity of the situation, so I pitched a fit and got him moved to oncology, where the nurses actually care about their patients. On Tuesday, he was moved to ICU because his blood pressure kept dropping. Yesterday, his heart was doing wacky things due to a high potassium level. So he got cardiac meds and  was cardioverted. He was also intubated because breathing was getting difficult for him. He's still on the vent today. It is the hardest thing I've ever experienced seeing the love of my life that way. I hope no one else ever has to experience it.

1 comment:

  1. You're not alone going through this - from both sides. Plenty of others have husbands with cancer, or fathers, or grandfathers. It's incredibly difficult watching them go through that. Plus you've got a large support system of friends and family that love you and will always be there for you no matter what. It's times like this when you have to lean on them for support. And that's ok.