"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand." ~Randy Pausch

Monday, July 19, 2010

Dialysis Day 48


I had trouble breathing again last night. The shortness of breath is accompanied by a hacky, phlemmy cough. I think they are right that I get this when I put on too much fluid. I added 2.8 kilos over the weekend...that's almost 6 pounds in one weekend. It was really hot on Saturday. I've really got to watch what I'm drinking.

They Were On A Roll

For the last week or so the nurses were waiting for me when I got her or they were on their way. Today we had to call to see if someone was coming. "Good question," is how they responded. It's not like my schedule has changed over the past 3 weeks. They didn't get here until 7:30 and I didn't get on until almost 7:45. I'm supposed to get on at 7:00. I don't have any other appointments today, but I do on Tuesdays and Wednesday. I have to get home and pick Alli up and then get back here to the hospital. I hope they are here on time the rest of the week.

Almost 28

Today I'm 27 weeks and 3 days. We're getting really close to 28 weeks which is our next big milestone. They tell me the survival rate is 75%. After that we're shooting for 32 weeks when the survival rate is 95%. Right now I'm hearing that they are going to keep me pregnant as long as possible. Who knows, maybe I'll make it to my due date (October 15th). That would be amazing!

Daddy Brain

The Today Show is doing a report they are calling "The Daddy Brain." They are going to talk about what happens to a man when his mate is pregnant. Do men really gain sympathy weight? I'd say if they are stress eaters then they probably do. But maybe other women's pregnancies aren't quite as stressful as mine. If other women were under as much stress as I am right now I'm not sure why we were continue to have children.

No comments:

Post a Comment