Today at around 3 it was exactly four days since the operation. We were told that this would be a roller coaster ride, and so far it has been.
Today Mr. Downeastdoingstuff experienced what they think was like a panic attack. He had just finished eating supper and felt bloated and warm. Went into the bathroom and then he just didn't feel right. Nurse came in and his numbers were a little off, but soon came back to normal. Later a doctor came in and explained that this could happen. It needs to be mind over matter. But I still find it worrisome.
Now they say he's probably coming home on Monday. I would rather that anyway, because then, at 10:00 am we can both go to a little class on what to do and expect when going home after heart surgery. They don't offer this class on Sundays. Also, apparently, a visiting nurse will come out and evaluate what he might and might not need at home. ( Guess I need to clean the house!)
He's is also struggling with nasal congestion, something he gets even at home. The air is so dry in room at the hospital. They finally brought him a humidifier to use.
His roommate went home tonight, 2 days after a lung operation!!!! Good grief! Just a young guy.
So I'm home. It's 10 degrees out and I stopped for some groceries on the way home around 10 pm.
So......tomorrow is another day.
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