It’s Been an Insane Week

I haven’t been able to post anything new since Monday because my FIL is in the hospital again, and there’s still no sign of when he will be well enough to be released.

He was rushed to the hospital on Tuesday because of breathing problems, and he’s being given “breathing treatments” several times a day, but continues to sound as though he’s gasping for air.

He’s been a heavy smoker for most of his life, and even though he knows he’s in the hospital, on oxygen no less, he still tries to smoke. In the hospital! He actually will get out of bed and slide open the window in his room and start smoking. We’ve since confiscated his hidden stash, so that won’t be happening again.

According to what the doctors are saying, it appears that we must begin searching for 24-hour nursing care for my FIL, as he just can’t be left alone for any period of time now. These are the of type situations that make me feel bad that I’m not a stay-at-home mom, so I could take care of him instead of strangers stepping in and doing for him, but it’s just not possible at this point.

With both my husband and I working full-time, it’s rather difficult to get in contact with the doctor at the hospital to get some clear answers. The nurses are of NO help, with their comments that we just “need to talk to the doctor”. Well, put him on the friggin phone!

Anyway, I apologize for the slow posting schedule, and hopefully things around here will balance out in a way that I have the needed time to write. Cheers!

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13 Responses to “It’s Been an Insane Week”

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  1. Lin says:

    Hi Ian, yes he certainly is determined to have his smokes. Thanks for the well wishes.

  2. Momo Fali says:

    I hope he gets better! Smoking is such an inbelievable addiction. My Mom still smokes even though she watched her sister die of lung cancer. I don’t get it.

  3. Kim says:

    I am sorry it took so long to get over here and wish him well. I hope you are getting a little break though, I know life has been crazy for you. Thinking of ya. 🙂