Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Brother-In-Law Doing Better

My BIL is hopefully going to be released from the hospital today. He had a severe case of pneumonia. It affected his kidneys, heart and his diabetes. Once they got him on the right antibiotic, he started feeling much better.

We stayed with him from Friday until Monday night. My SIL's were there until Saturday and then they came back on Monday night. He was born with Down's Sydrome which added to his confusion of all the blood drawing and tests they were running on him. He was pretty scared and didn't want to be left alone without one of us there. It made for some very short nights of sleep for us. The nurses even called us back over there one night, since he wouldn't take his medicine for them. He finally took it after talking to Mike on the phone.

He should be feeling even better in a few more days.

Thanks to all my friends that read my blog and sent thoughts and prayers to him! We really were afraid that it was his heart or kidneys that were the problem. Once they found the pneumonia, everything else just took care of itself.

I've got a good start on another Spidey-Ghan while sitting in the hospital for 4 days. I have several pictures to post still of the other ghan and some swap squares I've received.

I also have some pictures of some huge trout that Mike and Andy caught a couple of weeks ago. They are pretty big ones. I just wish they had tasted as good as they looked. They were really muddy tasting and smelling after we cooked them. I guess they had been in that lake for a really long time.

Well, that's about it for now. I'll post more later when I can.


Sallenlouise said...

I'm so glad he's doing better. Now, make sure you get some rest.

JazzRizz said...

I'm so glad he's feeling better. Visiting in a hospital is just so draining.

I'm glad you made it back safe & sound. It sounds like your BIL will be heading home soon too.