Not A Great Day

“Last night was a night of bad dreams and ambiguous visions.” – Sophocles, Electra

I felt queezy all night long and was anxious to see Sue this morning to make sure she got her breakfast. When I arrived, I was met at the door by the nurse telling me they had called the paramedics, and they were on their way.

When they arrived, I talked them into going to Los Alamitos since all her doctors and history was there.  I followed them as best I could.

She was whisked into the ER and they began assessing what was happening.  Dehydration was significant and there was a strong UTI going on,

Robin and Irene with Sue in the ER

Robin and Irene with Sue

Robin came over immediately and then Irene joined the group.  They gave her about 5 units of saline and began a strong antibiotic followed by some other meds to assist in breathing and raising the blood pressure.

The rest of the day was a maze of decisions and consultations.  The decided ICU was required because of her condition. She arrived in ICU about 6:00 PM and we all stayed until 11:00 PM.  Connor and I departed about 1:30 AM and Robin stayed behind so I could get some sleep.

The family gathers

Son Joe stayed with us until quite late

Mitch, Zack, and Becca always there

Little did we know what was coming in  a scant six hours.

About Paul

Just an old retired guy trying to finish out my last years on this planet. I lost my best friend and wife in early 2020. I am involved seriously with a long-time friend, Mary, and life goes on.
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