April 24, 2018

There are a lot of machines that go ‘ping’ in the CICU

Five days later and we had gotten into a routine. Tommy slowly improved. I started to plan out a life for us after he came home, trying to figure out what his needs would be and how we would pay for them. In the meantime, there were his spirits to be kept up, meals to be eaten, friends to visit…

Tommy Update – He remains in the CICU with both external pumps in place. The cardiologists are working to optimize his physiology in preparation for removing at least one later this week. He continues to feel OK and be awake and alert and welcomes adult visitors. Just get hold of me and let me know when you would like to come. Daytime visits 9-6 or evening after 8:30 (but he tends to go to sleep early).

What do we need? He still prefers outside food. If you would like to bring and share a meal, let me know and I can schedule that. We both need to remain connected to our lives so feel free to call/text/message us. He may not always answer depending on how he’s feeling but he does listen to/read them.

For the moment, our home life remains in abeyance but I am pretty much keeping up with what needs to be done. Except the garden. If anyone has nothing better to do and wants to come weed…

I will need to go back to work starting May 7th. If he’s still hospitalized, I may need some people to spend time with him while I am at work. I don’t know if we’ll be in that position or not.

Several people did come and help with the weeding. I was most grateful. I have no excuse now other than laziness.

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