Thursday going on Friday
Posted March 3, 2017
Yesterday and today have been miserable for Iain with the feelings of persistent nausea. He was not amused as I tried to commiserate with him by likening it to morning sickness. His look of disgust quickly made me shut up. Yes, I know, not one of my smarter moves. The nausea started a week ago but was manageable as it was only in the evenings and not interefering with his rehab. Unfortunately today and yesterday he woke up with it. Another Iain problem that is perplexing the great and the good in this hospital and they are taking it very seriously as they know it affects mood and rehab. On to the bigger issue - the pneumothorax. We thought it had been easing off but instead it grew overnight as the remaining chest tube got clogged. Since the weekend is coming up and staffing lightens up, his primary critical care doctor Ahmed did not want to risk that tube getting clogged again so Iain is now down in the OR having another chest tube placed by his surgeon. I cannot say he is smiling through this but as I said yesterday he does not complain, cry or whine.