Norma wrote the following message in hospital
and asked that it be posted to update you on her situation.
Things change … so quickly … don’t they? Right now, for me, it’s a problem to even know what day it is. I think today might be Monday, June something. Maybe the 25th?
Wednesday the 20th I went to Emergency at our local hospital for a simple procedure. I expected I would be home in time for our weekly ‘Hymn Sing’ a couple hours later. Wrong!
My tummy was x-rayed. I had to wait around for the results – and then it was decided to do a cat scan of it. Too late in the day to get results, so I was sent home, but only for overnight.
Back next day. More x-rays, this time heart and chest, and now I’m here for a while. Emergency surgery to remove a blockage, but because I’ve been on a prescribed blood thinner the surgery has to be postponed until it’s out of my system … until Tuesday.
So here I am. I’m on a clear fluids diet. Until yesterday that meant Jello three times a day, juices, black coffee and delicious broths – beef or chicken. I was particularly grateful for the broths to sooth my empty tummy.
Until yesterday. Yesterday there was no lunch tray, and when I inquired I learned I’m now limited to scant sips of water or apple juice. There’s the I.V., of course, so I won’t starve, but that’s small consolation during this five-day waiting game.
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