Monday, February 19, 2007

Grandpa Update: Last night was a rough night. Grandpa was doing OK last evening. We wanted to talk to the surgeon but he still hadn't shown up by 7:00 and Grandpa was sleeping so we decided to go home, get dinner, etc. At about 11:30 PM the hospital called and said his vital signs were bad and he was unresponsive. When we got to the hospital he was totally out of it. He would open his eyes sometimes and he was nauseated but he didn't respond to anyone. We could tell he was in pain as when he got nauseated he would grimace hard. We had them give him some more morphine and Phenegan (sp?) which settled him down somewhat. I stayed the night and about 6:30 am he woke up, still pretty much out of it but he said "Hi son" then went back to being unresponsive. He gradually became more responsive as he drifted in and out of sleep. About 8am he woke up and was about half responsive (answered questions) and not. He knew he was in the hospital but he didn't know what month it was. The surgeon told me they would watch him today and see if he improves. They have him on the schedule this afternoon but may not operate if he doesn't improve. FYI the break is at the base of the "bump" behind the ball of the femur BONE. Chad & Brett & Bro. Fatheringham, & the Bishop gave him a blessing. Yer mom stayed at the hospital but I came home to get some food & sleep......right. As I was drifting off to sleep Grandma H called. She did that three more times before I blocked her number. By then I was too wired to go to sleep so I decided to write this on the blog and here I am. Thanks Brett/Chad for helping move those ranges. Yer mom is supposed to get her new range delivered this afternoon.

3 comments:

Cambrie said...

I'm sorry to hear grandpa isn't doing well. I just hope that they can keep him comfortable. We called him twice more last night but couldn't get ahold of him. if he ever gets lucid again let us know so we can call him.

Christa said...

Poor grandpa! Please give him hugs from all of us and let him know he is in our prayers. If anyone has his phone number, we'd like to have it!

Marilyn said...

he doesn't have his cell phone, but the hospital # is855 3480 then ask for room #173. If someone else isn't there to answer the phone, he won't get it. He really isn't using his hands or arms. They just lay there...I don't know why his top half is so immobile...maybe he is just not lucid enough to think about using them.