Sunday, April 20, 2008

Whew!

The weather this week has been gorgeous! Perfect for bringing a new born baby home. :o) I'm loving every minute of it. She is sleeping down here in my hospital bed, and the baby is right next to her. Since she has that C-section cut, (which is bigger then the last one) she won't have to climb the stairs. Her husband has great! :o) He has helped her with both children. :o) He was snuggling with Andrew this morning! :o) I can't wait until I am able to snuggle my snuggle bunnies! :o)
I just kind of hoped to have them live here longer. :o) But, I'm very proud of them for being able to buy a house that they love.
Well....thats basically my week with the kids.
I made sure that I cleared the week just incase. I'm just glad I did because once again, my whole body is swollen! No kidding! My nurse was here on Thursday and seen it and she measured my feet , ankles and calves. They are basically the same as they were the last time they did this. Plus my whole body as well. The nurse took me off of the medicine that my heart doctor said to get back on. Well, it did it again. I've been resting in bed. Get up and walk around. Dh walks with me sometimes. I'm very weak and I'm getting out of breathe so much more sooner. example: I'm just sitting in my bed and to move my body to lay down to sleep, gets me out of breathe. I'm glad I have to have oxygen!
I can also feel/hear a rattle in my chest. It hurts. That stuff has been more frequent.
Lucky I had the portable ones. I took those to the hospital with me. I used them all up and had to call for more.
Sooo....I haven't been on the computer much at all. I get on to check my email then get off. I don't want to have my legs dangle and make them worse.
When I get more pictures I'll post them. I have 4 rolls of film to be developed as well.
Dh is going to help me with hanging up most of my pictures in my room. I can't wait. That way I'll have my family around me. :o) Oh I almost forgot: I use an inhaler now, Albutrol. That is a life saver for me lately. From nowhere I'll just start coughing, just a dry cough. Sometimes I can't even get a breathe in, and every little breathe I can take, I do. Then when I'm able to take puffs, its like, "I'm going to be alright". Its a very scary thing! I don't know what that is.
But I am the luckiest in the world to have such a beautiful family! :o)


Lisa



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10 comments:

imgr8phil said...

Your grandchild is beautiful.  Hope that you have a decent week Lisa.  Take care.

Phil

fisherkristina said...

The albuterol is for asthma, Lisa.  It's a rescue inhaler the way you are using it.  I am also on albuterol (rescue inhaler) for my asthma, as well as singulair and advair (both preventative) for my asthma.  And I have a nebulizer, which is a machine for when you get asthma attacks and can't get to the hospital in time.  It delivers a steady stream of albuterol (equal to 24 puffs of the rescue inhaler).  It is the only thing that allows me to breathe when I am in the situation that you are in, b/c I often can't start breathing much again, even after I start using the rescue inhaler.  I have to start using the nebulizer machine immediately or be transferred to the hospital immediately, which has happened all my life.  So that's asthma at it's worst!  I hope you never get it that bad!
Anyway, I am so glad that your family is with you.  New life helps one so much!  So glad your grandchildren are with you!  Take care,

Krissy
http://journals.aol.com/fisherkristina/SometimesIThink

cuteallison1980 said...

I hate knowing you are going through such pain and all that excess water.  You do have a beautiful family that is something to be very proud of.  Have a happy Monday Lisa.  Luv ya!

Allison

dca721 said...

Hi Lisa,
I am sorry that you are still swollen.
You do have a beautiful family.
Kayden and Andrew are precious!
Kayden looks delighted to have a brother!
Take care of you.
Love,
Donna

chat2missie said...

have a good week.
Missie

katie39041 said...

I am using inhalers because of breathing difficulties at night. I have to say waking up because you can not breathe is very scary.Waking being paralysed is one thing but waking struggling for breath is a another. I always panic, it does not get easier. The breathing you are suffering in the day sounds like your lungs filling with water. A trip to the ER might solve those lung issues.
love and hugs
katie x

ajquinn354 said...

You indeed are blessed to have such a wonderful family and now you have that precious Andrew to love along with your Kayden.  Stay off those feet as much as you can and hopefully it will help with the swelling and the inhaler with your breathing troubles. Sending a hug your way dear.  Arlene (AJ)

pharmolo said...

Well, you know that I think you must be on the water tablets. Anyway, I'm pleased you're in such a positive frame of mind, Lisa. Can't you sit with your feet up and work the keyboard in your lap or anything?

gehi6 said...

I am down to Doc's looking at the cute pics of your family around you and worrying about your latest symptoms.  Yes, those would be very scarey, but I am hoping the inhaler, oxygen and pills altogether will give you relief.  Yes, I see your feet and legs look quite swollen.  My thoughts are with you hoping for some miracle relief.  Gerry

xxroxymamaxx said...

Congrats on the new baby Lisa!!  I just wanted you to know that I am still praying for you.  And it amazes me how you are still so giving and comforting to others even when you can't comfort yourself.  Your an amazing woman.  I'm proud to have you as a friend.  love, Shelly