Sunday, July 22, 2007

A dull day

We've all been a little down because of the weather (6 days of rain and drizzle), including Derek. His regimen continues as before (no food yet, only intravenous). Later during our visit we all perked up a bit because Derek is discharging less fluid from his stomach (mostly bile). It looks as though things are finally stabilizing. He'll get his food by feeding tube first, and then eventually start with liquid and the more solid food, as progress dictates. We had a good conversation about technical things, and he also watched a favourite show (mythbusters). His cousin Tarya also paid a visit, and Airdrie and Derek's daughters Marina and Lauren will also visit this evening. Derek is off morphine, with just a trace of side effects, which probably also contributed to his "down" feeling earlier in the day. Progress is being made.

4 comments:

nocurling said...

hey, man. thanx for keeping us all up-to-date on derek's recovery, both physical and mental. and please give him a big hug (carefully) for all of us.

cheers,
peter in olympia

Christa Giles said...

HOoray for progess.. and for realizing that the downs can be attributed to the weather and drugs, and ups are all worthy of huge celebration!

Less bile! Hooray! (grin)

Laurence said...

So you got the rain and the drizzle that we had since one week ago ? I wondered where they went... It sure is a little depressing, although better than the heat wave we had a few years ago, that is worse than everything. Ah, but of course in Canada they must have air conditionning in the hospitals !

So you and me are together, learning patience. I have always been a very impatient person, always in a hurry, and it is really difficult for me !

Yesterday was coffee - broth - fruit juice - water.
Today, they might put small noodles in the broth and add a yoghurt.

"Lentement mais sûrement"... how would you say ? Slowly but steadily, maybe ?

I finished Harry Potter 7, but still have a few books to read.

Anonymous said...

slowly but surely, i think.

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