Day: December 5, 2017

Tuesday December 5, 2017

It was 45 degrees, cloudy, and windy when Al took Colin at 7:30.

The hospital called me at 10:30pm Sunday night. Bob had coded and was back in ICU. I called Frances and Al, dressed, and headed for Winston. They were there and had been back to see him when he arrived at 11:50. We stayed at the hospital until 3am. They were starting him on a chilling protocol where they lower his body temperature for 24 hours and keep him heavily sedated to protect his brain function and other organs while he recovered. At this point we only knew he blood pressure had dropped and caused the event.

We went home to Frances and Al’s where we all dozed in recliners fully dressed just in case we got “the call”. At daybreak Al headed up here to take care of Colin and home front. I called to check on Bob. He was “stable” so we spent the morning resting. Dr. Lee called to let me know he had aspirated on the junk in his lungs which cause the crash not the heart.

We ran errands and had lunch then back to the house to rest and let Frances handle some stuff she needed to do via phone. We went out for a quick dinner then I called to check on Bob. He was still heavily sedated and “stable”.

This morning I called the hospital at 6am. They were warming him back up and would be trying to bring him slowly out of the sedation today. I headed back up here around 7am and Frances headed to work.

I will get things done here today then go back down to Winston this afternoon to stop at the hospital to check on things and to be in Winston just in case things go south again. Al will remain here taking care of the home front.

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