Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Johnny Boy

Johnny Boy is HOME!!! We arrived home this evening at 5 o'clock. It was a looong day at the hospital. John had to have a PICC (peripherally inserted central catheter)inserted into his vein in the bicep area...it goes up to his heart. He will have this for 2-3 weeks...he gets 3 doses a day of antibiotics through this picc. He will have a home care nurse come in and change out the bag for the next few days. The pump (bag) is held in a fanny pack....haha... we laughed about this, John said he was ready to go to Disney world. Nice to see him laughing and seeing some humor in all of this mess. They taught me today how to change the bag and the nurse will show me again tomorrow. Then I'll take over and be nurse Betty to my man. Also, he has to be at the hospital outpatient everyday to have his wound "pulse lavage" this is painful!!! They use a machine that reminded me of a little power washer and it cleans out the wound. This is his physical therapy. They basically clean it out real good, pack it with this long ribbon stuff and wrap up his hand TIGHT.

Well, I have helped John shower, made him some fried chicken, mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli and asiago bread for dinner. Thanks to Tori for coming home and helping me....Meg is swamped with school work so she stayed at her house....John is now sleeping soundly (thank you pain killers) and will hopefully have a good nights rest!


JenniBeanV said...

Oh wow...I am glad he is home and I hope he is better VERY soon!

Melody said...

I hope he gets well soon! Don't forget to take care of yourself, too.

Heather said...

So glad to hear he's home!

Wasn't nurse Betty famous? Like on a show? I'll have to ask Lula; she's a wealth of knowledge about that kind of stuff.

Your dinner sounds delish. Can I come over?

Ashley said...

Glad he is doing better. Got any leftovers you can share with the rest of us?

mrsbear said...

Glad to hear he's home. Hopefully he's be feeling better soon, without the tubes and treatments. He might get used to being spoiled though. ;-)

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Sounds like you guys have been through a lot! Best of luck as he recovers!

momto1 said...

Glad to hear he is doing well.

Tori said...

your blog is looking cute momma!
i'm glad you figured it all out.
thanks again for dinner last night.
i love yoU!
miss you, too.
take care of stinky. : )

justjuli said...

Glad to hear that your hubby is home and on the mend!
Keeping you both in my thoughts