Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Feb. 27, Lunch Time

The IV bags of Melrinone administered by the the pump on dad waist should last 24 hrs. so at noon every day Joanna must hook up a new bag to the pump and swap out the pumps batteries. The first few times can nerve racking to say the least. So at five minutes of noon when the pumps alarm went off everybody jumped. Turns out the bag was just empty and we went ahead and did the bag swap a few minutes early.......... no worries all is well. The company that supplies the drug will adjust the future bags accordingly. After a few days of going through new procedures and nailing down a solid routine we should achieve even keel.
For dad being home again is a huge relief. I vividly remember driving to San Francisco nearly a month ago and our conversation along the way. I could tell by the tone of dads voice he was fearful of not seeing his home again. We are all relieved to put that chapter behind us and look forward to writing many more. We are happy , delighted and comforted that all you have flipped a ride on this slow rolling train with us even though none of us know where it's headed.
I do plan to keep this blog current as we travel down the road and far into the future. In addition to keeping you updated on Utah's ongoing health condition I think it's a great way to share stories and ideas and help folks plug into the events communities and organizations around the country are planing to benefit Utah.
If any of you have info on such things please post it or send me an e-mail.


Molly Fisk said...

i'm wondering what rhymes with Melrinone so that Bruce can write a song about it: melrinone, monotone, methadone, one more groan, break the phone, etc. duncan, thanks for keeping the blog up now that they're home, and onward.

the frogs are deafening over there! i just dropped off two good mysteries with a Quebecois detective in case anyone needs to do any escape reading -

big love -

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