Friday, 26 June 2020

Update


I'm pleased to report that my husband is now home from hospital. He was in for almost 2 weeks and had a pretty rough time of it, but it could have been worse. He did not have to have a drain in to get rid of the fluid around his lungs, the strong antibiotics did that job. He has to continue to take those now for 4 weeks and is 'as weak as a kitten' as we say, with no appetite at all. Hopefully now that he's home that will improve. At least he's not stuck in hospital getting no sleep and feeling miserable. All praise to the NHS, I've no idea what we would do without them. Watching some of what the nurses and doctors have to cope with my husband said they deserve sainthoods.

Thanks to everyone who left messages of sympathy and support after my last post, it is *so* much appreciated. I hope to be back within the next few days with an end of the month book post (where the heck did June go?) I haven't read heaps this month but what I have read has been very good.

~~~oOo~~~

16 comments:

Jeane said...

That is some very good news. I'm so glad to hear your husband is doing ok and home again. Take your time! We'll all be here when you are back into reading.

Mary said...

So glad your husband is home from the hospital. Scary times. Hoping he has a good recovery now that he is back in his own environment. Take care of yourself, too. This situation had to have been very hard on you, as well.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Thank you for the update and, thrilled to hear your husband is home.

Lark said...

I'm so glad your husband is home from the hospital! Fingers crossed he continues to feel better with each passing day. :D

zetor said...

'There's no place like home'. Hope hubby improves soon. You take care of yourself too.

Cath said...

Jeanne, Mary, Diane, Lark and zetor:

Thanks for your good wishes. I was surprised at how well he's been today, still fragile but his appetite is definitely improving. I think being at home agrees with him. :-) I will certainly take care of myself too.

Judith said...

Hi Cath,
I'm so very, very glad that your husband is now home again. How good for him and how good for you where you can keep an eye on him and feed him what satisfies. Being home and home-cooked food can be the very best medicine of all.
Isn't it great that the antibiotics did the trick!
I do hope in the coming days that you can catch your breath, poke just a wee bit in the garden, and read a little. And remember, vegetables can do well for quite a while without vigorous weeding--that's what I have always said. Lazy bones, Judith.

CLM said...

Glad you are home and can both catch up on sleep and (I hope) relax, although I know it is as exhausting to be the nurse as to be the patient.

Thinking of you.

Margaret @ BooksPlease said...

Oh, that is good news! I'm so glad to hear your husband is back home and improving.That must have been a harrowing time for you both. Do take care - thinking of you.

TracyK said...

I was hoping we would have good news from you soon, and here it is. I am sure the next few weeks won't be easy for either of you, but so much better than him being in the hospital. And such a relief for you to have him home. I cannot imagine what you have been through. Take care of yourself.

Sam Sattler said...

I am so pleased to hear the good news, Cath. I've been offline for a bit so I just spotted your update. Sounds like the hospital care did the trick and that the strong anti-biotic is still working its magic. I can imagine how your husband feels about being home; it's impossible to get anything resembling rest during a hospital stay.

I know you guys have some hard weeks still ahead of you, but you've turned the corner now, and it's just a matter of time and medicine doing their thing.

Very happy for both of you!

Val said...

I'm so glad he's home and I hope he's soon on the mend..it's so much nicer at home!
Lots of good wishes coming your way (and you mind you don't do too much..worry is so wearing) with love xxxxxxxx

Rosemary said...

Brilliant news Cath, so pleased to read this. And you're clearly doing all the right things to get your husband back to 100%, home cooking & ones own bed are the very best convalescent medicine (I remember my mother talking about being sent to a 'convalescent home' - I wonder what happened to those?)

Take care,

Rosemary

Cath said...

Judith, Constance, Margaret, Tracy, Sam, Val and Rosemary:

Thank you so much all of you. He has improved so much since he's been home. His appetite is much better and he's sleeping better. There's a way to go yet, several weeks of recuperation I suspect, but we're getting there.

Marg said...

I am very late but I just wanted to say that I am glad that he is home now.

Cath said...

Marg: Thanks, and he's doing well which is good.