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