I haven’t written an update on this blog for some time, I have weeks 7 and 8 in draft and its about half completed. I’ve been concentrating so much on getting well and haven’t been able to look back. I will carry on with the blog, but not quite yet, its hard looking back. SoContinue reading “6th September Update”
Heading into week five, we are both hurting, the aches are overwhelming on top of breathlessness. We both shower, Adam showers on his own, only a couple of dizzy spells, but he has done it, I stayed in the bathroom encase he falls out of the shower, although I am not sure what help IContinue reading “11. Week Five and Six – Grocery Shopping, Gardening and What to do Next Week”
We both have a disturbed nights sleep, it’s a different environment for Adam and he hasn’t been able to get comfortable, no matter how many times he shuffled the pillows in the night. I spent the night listening out for his breathing, the slightest odd noise or cough and I’m awake, watching and listening. PlusContinue reading “10. Continuing Week Four – Realisations and a Week in Time”
Adam videos calls me the morning, he doesn’t have any oxygen on, I ask him why, he tells me that the doctors have been round and want to see how he goes without any oxygen and he has more bloods taken, if all is well, he can come home. This is amazing news to hear,Continue reading “9. Week Four – Home Coming”
Adam messages me in the early hours of the morning, he can’t sleep, another patient in the ward bay is having a disturbed night, Adam is looking out for him and presses his buzzer when the other patient needs something or needs help. We message each other in the morning, Adam has managed to sleep,Continue reading “8. Week Three – Egg and Cat Attack”
Adam’s doctor contacts me in the morning, Adam needs some clean clothes and some toiletries, I get together some bits and pieces, I put a big piece of paper in the bag with Adam’s name and ward on it, I dont know if there is a procedure in place, I was just told to takeContinue reading “7. Week Three – Twists and Turns of Covid-19”
Two people I know are now off from work, one has started to have covid symptoms and the other is in a household with covid symptoms, both are due to be tested. The one with the covid symptoms, will now be known as my covid buddy. My friends sister has started having covid-19 symptoms, sheContinue reading “6. End of week Two – Spider and Future Plans”
The following day the doctors have completed their rounds, Adam is now on humified oxygen and antibiotics have been changed to oral. Adam tells me he is coughing less and we decide to post an update on Adams progress so far. I mention in my post that healthcare has never been so prominent, extraordinary andContinue reading “5. Continuing week Two – Small Achievements”
Adam’s doctor calls me at 10.30pm, the doctor is calm on the phone, he tells me Adam’s condition now requires additional assistance from ITU, they are concerned that he is not maintaining his saturations. The doctor goes on to say that in his limited experience of covid patients in ITU, it goes one or twoContinue reading “4. Continuing week Two – my World gets Smaller”
Monday morning 5am, I woke and I could hear Adam’s breathing, it was like he had been for a run. I asked him loads of questions about chest pain, what does it feel like to breath in, I felt his pulse it was bounding. I called 111, to get advice, they spoke to Adam, loadsContinue reading “3. The start of week Two”
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