November 26, 2010
Tonight Mark asked me to come down and help him. He is doing so well that they assigned his nurse another patient. However, that didn’t make Mark feel very secure. Moving from the bed to the chair involves two people to assist him. Then getting ready for a double lap around the nurse’s station takes at least 20 minutes to get all his tubes and IVs in order to go with him. They are a tangled mess and that is pretty common. Then it take another 20 to get them all situated again. The staff at Good Sam are doing a great job. But when you are on pain medication and other meds it does mess with your head. He apologizes to them for being cranky. Long story short ~ he didn’t need any help but he needed to know that everything was OK. He doesn’t think he has slept in the last day so he is worried about that. Mark knows he does better with sleep. He actually has slept but he can’t remember that.
If you would pray that Mark would be able to trust the staff through all his medication fog. He is in a lot of pain and this is as bad as it is going to be. The staff want him to be comfortable and they can’t take all the pain away or he would be too sedated. Things are really tough as stuff wears off sometimes just as he is about to be moved. It is normal and not uncommon but very hard to endure.
Tomorrow will be a better day for him. Thanks for caring and praying for him. ~ Kristina