Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Awake and coughing

It's 11:23 pm and I am up with congestion and that cough that just won't go away. The doctor today couldn't find any reason for it, but he gave me an antibiotic just in case and some "puffers" that, while they seem to have loosened up the congestion, continue to make me wheeze whenever I try to lie down.  Feels like I am drowning and I keep coughing as my body tries to move whatever is in there around.  So much fun!

At least my hemoglobin rates hadn't dropped that much (80), but I will still go in for a couple of units of blood tomorrow. 

I just hope that all of these meds that I have been given lately will actually help me get some sleep soon.  I'm tired but it's tough to sleep with my present congestion. 

Thanks to all of you who have been praying for me.  I have been able to go into work each day this week.  It's been great.  Tomorrow, I'll stay home as I have the transfusion from about 8:30 to 2:00 and then at 4:00 home care is bringing a walker for me to try out when I go out.  They needed to get the tallest one they make.  For those of you who don't know, I'm 6'5".  I've kind of resisted getting one; only old folks use those things with the seat and basket, but last week, as I saw someone making there away around the hospital, I realized that it might give me a little more mobility when I am out and about.


Sandra Banman said...

We can totally identify with your impressions of a walker! Steve is still using one and we've come to the place where we're thankful for it. In fact, the other day he mentioned it would be handy to have one of those baskets to carry things from one room to another! He added, "Like the old people have!" You guys still think alike!

We think & pray for you and Denita often and appreciate your updates.


Anonymous said...

Don't resist that walker! It can help you get around safely and with less effort. It allowed my husband to keep mobile until the last 3 days of his life. He didn't need to fear going out to the mall or the supermarket because if he got tired he could always turn around and sit down. He even used it at the bathroom basin when he was brushing his teeth. Keeping even a little mobile would be good for you. Eunice

Jim said...

I had a really ... interesting ... picture, Glenn. You and Dad having walker races. Think about it, bro!

Your "little" brother

Glenn Penner said...

LOL. Yeh, wouldn't that be a hoot!