Hi journaly peoples!
The doctors came in John's room tonight and told him he was going home tomorrow (Friday). They took two X-rays of the pneumothorax today, decided it wasn't that large, and said it would reabsorb itself. I hope they know what they are talking about. I am nervous about John returning home, but there is nothing I can do about it. I believe the hospital tries to push you out at the earliest date possible it seems. I am not sure why, but that has been the way it seems to operate. I am also wondering why they are sending John home without knowing what kind of pneumonia he has. The cultures have not had time to grow yet. But they said that John would be OK, they would just send him home on oral antibiotics just like the ones he has been getting through the IV. One of the nurses said that John should still have the pneumonia for weeks and weeks. That it hangs on for a long time. I had mentioned to Dr. E. that perhaps we should go over to Hope Lodge for a day, and he said he was not comfortable with John being at Hope Lodge with pneumonia. Yet he is discharging him to home. Wow. Well I guess I have to trust the doctor knows what he is doing. Anyway, Dr. E. set up an appointment for John in two weeks with Dr. Claxton. I feel good about that. Dr. Claxton can check John out. And at that time he can decide what he is going to do about John's Hemolytic Anemia.
While I am a little nervous, and wonder if we will end up back here, in another sense I am relieved. I wanted to be home for Thanksgiving. And Christmas. I hope we get to stay home through the Holidays! John will be sick for awhile and will have to lay around a lot, but at least we will be at home, and if he does do OK there, then it will be good, because it will be familiar and nice surroundings. :) And I have so many things I want to work on at home, both things I have to do AND some fun things! Now I am getting excited! Ahhhh, to have a normal and boringlife again, LOL. Life's little rewards!
Okay, love you all, Krissy :)