Day 1 of the new routine. We survived. I hate to admit it but it is a wee bit exhausting and I'm not quite sure how I'll keep it up. Driving to and from the hospital 3 times a day might just be the finish of me.
Ashlea's new medication routine alone is something to behold. It is a little alarming that I have to glove up when handling the drugs and then dispose of the syringes and gloves in the special cytotoxic waste bin - and yet I am allowed to freely give them to my child!
Murray had dialysis today. His creatinine was similar to yesterday (686 I think) but his urea was high at 42. He is now no longer requiring oxygen and I think has finished the last of his IV antibiotics which is good - hopefully he can get out of HDU soon and onto the regular ward. Please pray for him as he was feeling quite sick tonight. For those who know me and my vomit phobia you will not be surprised to hear that I headed for the hills. Sit by your bed in ICU? No worries. Hold your hand during dialysis? Sure, no problem. Bring out the barf bags though and I'm out the door. Poor Murray - hopefully with his patchy memory he won't remember that bit.
Please continue to pray for good health for Ashlea. I am super paranoid that I will transfer hospital germs from Murray to her (he is in a shared room where half the other people are on contact precautions). Also I can hear one of the other girls coughing at the moment. Please pray she stays well!
Thanks again for all your help and ongoing support - especially those who are doing the lion's share of the work - Aunty Carolin, Super Neighbour Kate and Grandma spring to mind! It is really appreciated and there is no way we could get through this without you.